There shall be a Safe Routes to School Implementation Committee composed of ten voting members. One of these members shall be a member of the Board of Aldermen appointed by the Board as a liaison member. Nine of these members shall be appointed by the Board of Aldermen and shall be composed as follows:
(1) One member of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education
(2) One member of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools administration
(3) One member of the administration, faculty, or staff of Carrboro Elementary School
(4) One member of the administration, faculty, or staff of McDougle Elementary School
(5) One member of the administration, faculty, or staff of Morris Grove Elementary School
(6) One member of the Transportation Advisory Board
(7) One representative of the North Carolina Department of Transportation
(8) One parent of a student attending an elementary school in Carrboro
(9) One resident of the Town with a demonstrated background in public health, physical activity promotion, or active transportation
The members denoted by (1) through (7) in this list above shall be recommended by their respective organizations. The member denoted by (8) shall be eligible to serve on the Committee in any calendar year in which his or her child is or was enrolled as a student.
The Committee shall include three non-voting youth advisory members who are enrolled in schools in Carrboro. One of these members shall be a student enrolled in high school, one shall be a student enrolled in middle school, and one shall be a student enrolled in elementary school. The youth advisory members shall present a student’s perspective on walking and bicycling to school and may offer ideas for consideration by the voting members. The Board of Aldermen shall appoint these members after receiving recommendations from their respective schools. The Board of Aldermen may appoint alternate members for each of these members to serve when the members are not present.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
The Committee shall recommend transportation projects, policies, programs, or activities that serve to increase the safety and convenience of walking and bicycling to school. The Committee shall provide guidance and support for implementing the recommendations of the adopted Safe Routes to School Action Plan and evaluating implementation progress.
The Committee may provide assistance with seeking project or program funding, including applying for grants, Safe Routes to School event planning, and data collection.
In creating this section, the Board of Aldermen finds that while safe walking and bicycling options are important for all levels of K-12 education, Safe Routes to School efforts typically focus on elementary and middle schools.
Therefore, the Committee shall focus its efforts on existing or planned elementary and middle schools within Town limits.
The Committee may adopt rules and regulations governing its procedures and operations not inconsistent with the provisions of chapter 3 of the Town Code.