CHICAGO (CBS) — About two weeks before students return to school, Chicago Public Schools officials have released details on the new Safe Passage routes designed to protect kids as they move to their new schools this year.
CBS 2’s Susanna Song checked out one of the Safe Passage routes in the South Austin neighborhood.
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Several schools have been using Safe Passage routes since 2011, but now 59 additional schools will receive the same support for the upcoming school year, including the welcoming schools for the 30,000 students from 48 elementary schools that were closed in June. (Another elementary school is slated to close at the end of the upcoming school year.)