Paw Paw gets $76,000 grant for school safety
A $76,000 grant for sidewalks and a crossing guard program in Paw Paw is one of the eleven state profects that will receive a total of $1 million in Safe Routes to School program.
"Sidewalks around schools need to be well-maintained and safe for our children," said Governor Joe Manchin. "The Safe Routes to School program will help communities build, update and maintain a safe route for pedestrians. Not only will we encourage children to walk or bicycle to school, we will also improve safety and may even reduce traffic around school. Put simply, this is a win-win for everyone involved – for teachers, school personnel, children and parents."
The West Virginia Safe Routes to School grant program is part of a national program conducted in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. This program is a federal aid program of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration.
In addition to the Paw Paw project, an $84,950 grant was given for the area of Berkeley County, and $80,000 for Shepherdstown Elementary and Middle Schools in Jefferson County.