What about the safety of Kennedy K-5 students walking to other schools?

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Student and staff safety is the district's highest priority.

The city of Lawrence determines the need for and provides crossing guards and signalization. Lawrence students currently cross arterial streets, including 6th (Sunset Hill), 23rd (Schwegler), Massachusetts (Cordley), and Iowa (Hillcrest) with the assistance of crossing guards.

The Safe Routes to School program examines barriers to neighborhood walkability and helps to identify the safest routes to school. Read more about Safe Routes to School.

There are examples in our school communities of families taking turns leading a walking school bus or carpooling.