LANDOVER HILLS, Md. (AP) — Prince George’s County schools are getting a $1.2 million federal grant under the Safe Routes to School program.

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown will be at Glenridge Elementary School in Landover Hills on Wednesday to talk about the initiative.

The program encourages children in grades K-8 to walk and bike to school. It funds education, engineering and enforcement initiaves to protect children in their daily treks.

Brown will be highlighting how the program will improve pedestrian safety in and around Glendridge and Woodbridge elementary schools.

A total of 10 schools in the county will benefit from the grant.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  1. KissTheBaby says:

    In an age without common sense it makes sense to spend 1.2 million on this. The fact that the federal government even has such a program speaks volumes about why our government is in debt and has a deficit that won’t ever be paid off in our lifetime, if ever.

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