This news is from Lorenz Worden of the Albany Bicycle Coalition.
"Geyser Road Elementary School Figures it out with $250K in Public Funds.
The now infamous Geyser Road Elementary School has gotten funds to construct a “safe route to” its school. Many will recall this school earned national notoriety when it forbade a mother and her enrolled child from entering school property on bicycle, and forbade the child from riding to and from school. The Times Union reported on 1/12/13 that the school “. . . will create (sic.) a safe path for bicyclists and pedestrians to access the school and its ball fields, so the district will change its transportation policy to allow both [walking and riding].” Currently, the school district makes students come by school bus or a parental vehicle.
Well, this is progress . . . paying schools to take the steps they should have taken when the school was sited originally. Other local schools are sharing in a $1.4 million pot to build sidewalks, paint crosswalks, and add signage. Read more: http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Safe-route-to-school-for-Spa-bicyclists-4184427.php#ixzz2Hm2vkJUg
When the former principal of Geyser, Melodye Eldeen, received the 2011 Principal of the Year award, the accompanying quote by the Saratoga Springs Superintendent of Schools was: “As the principal, Mrs. Eldeen creates an environment that models and expects every day to be a great day for every child . . . ” (http://blog.timesunion.com/saratogaseen/category/school-stuff/page/14/)."