Friday, September 19, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY FROM SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT: Students and Community Leaders to Unveil ‘Safe Route to School’ Initiative

September 19, 2014

Contact: Kristen Victor | 619.318.8682 |




Students and Community Leaders to Unveil 'Safe Route to School' Initiative


Students, community leaders, school district and elected officials will join residents and beautiful PB this Saturday, Sept. 20, at 4 p.m., to unveil the inaugural "Safe Route to School" project near Pacific Beach Middle School. More than 50 students and artists will present the award-winning mural they created. The mural will serve to highlight a safe route to school through high-traffic areas.


"This project will engage students and the public in practicing a safe morning commute – something we cannot take for granted with so many children walking to school through busy streets," said Kristen Victor, beautifulPB Board President. "These murals will mark the heart and center of the PB community and help create a safe environment for our children," Victor said.


This community project is a joint collaboration between beautifulPB and the Pacific Beach Middle School, and is the first of many murals planned to serve Pacific Beach Middle School and local PB elementary schools.


The ribbon-cutting ceremony will also be the setting for beautiful PB's unveiling of the community's crowd-sourced title for the network of safe comfortable neighborhood streets that connect people to places without driving a car: "Connections for Safe Route to School."


Guests will include San Diego City Councilman Ed Harris, Mission Bay Schools Cluster Chair and PB Town Council Honorary Mayor Jennifer Tandy, and San Diego Unified School District Board President Kevin Beiser and incoming Trustee Dr. Michael McQuary. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.


Who: Students, Community Leaders, Elected Officials and School District Leadership


What: Celebratory Ribbon-Cutting and Unveiling


When: Saturday, Sept. 20, 4 p.m.


Where: Corner of Diamond and Haynes Streets, Pacific Beach


Contact: Kristen Victor | 619.318.8682 |


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