Do you have questions about proposed decisions affecting where children attend school? A school’s location within a community affects transportation (and physical activity) options, air quality and children’s health and wellness. In 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published voluntary guidelines for school siting. With financial support from the EPA, Georgia Conservancy, Mothers & Others for Clean Air and U.S. Green Building Council–GA formed a school siting team to help education leaders interpret and apply the new guidelines.
PARENTS are key stakeholders in school siting decisions. For that reason, Georgia Conservancy and Mothers & Others for Clean Air are pleased to let you know that we are now working to redesign the school siting training modules specifically to meet the needs of parents and community leaders. In order to develop training tools that will meet the needs of parents, WE NEED YOUR HELP. We are recruiting parents, other family members, and community leaders to serve on an advisory committee that will help shape the new training tools. The time commitment is limited and the process will equip participants to speak knowledgably about school siting issues in their communities.
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