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File #: 21-0056R    Version: 0 Name: From Front Door to Schoolhouse Door
Type: City Council Resolution Status: In Committee
File created: 8/16/2021 In control: Education Workforce and Youth
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: From Front Door to Schoolhouse Door For the purpose of inviting representatives from the Department of Transportation, Department of Health, Baltimore City Public Schools, Mayor's Office of Children and Family Success and Office of Equity and Civil Rights to discuss our children’s commute to school.
Sponsors: Odette Ramos, Sharon Green Middleton, Zeke Cohen, Phylicia Porter, Kristerfer Burnett
Indexes: Front Door to School House
Attachments: 1. 21-0056R~1st Reader, 2. Law 21-0056R, 3. BHCD 21-0056R, 4. Lemia Taylor - 21-0056R, 5. Roslyn Johnson - 21-0056R, 6. Kalil Johnson - 21-0056R, 7. DOT 21-0056R, 8. Lemia Taylor - 21-0056R, 9. Roslyn Johnson - 21-0056R, 10. Ruth Schober-Levine - 21-0056R, 11. Cleopatra Martey - 21-0056R, 12. Khalil Walker - 21-0056R, 13. Deniya Cross - 21-0056R, 14. Kalil Johnson - 21-0056R, 15. 21-006R public testimony sign up, 16. Testimony 0 Councilwoman Ramos Testimony 21-0056R, 17. xx PowerPoint Presentation BCPS 21-0056R 12 16 21, 18. xx PowerPoint Presentation MDOT 21-0056R 12 16 21, 19. XX Pre-Registered Speakers for 21-0056R 12 16 21, 20. Final Synopsis 21-0056R 12 16 21, 21. Final Hearing Notes 21-0056R 12 16 21
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.

Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Ramos

A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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From Front Door to Schoolhouse Door
For the purpose of inviting representatives from the Department of Transportation, Department of Health, Baltimore City Public Schools, Mayor's Office of Children and Family Success and Office of Equity and Civil Rights to discuss our children’s commute to school.
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Recitals

In Baltimore City Public Schools, approximately 29,000 students take MTA public transit to school. Nearly three out of every four middle and high school students in our district rely on buses, light rail, and subways regularly. MTA service is designed primarily with adult commuters in mind, not the 18% of ridership who are children on their way to learn.

As such, our students face challenging obstacles on their way to and from school buildings. Due to school choice, many young people take lengthy rides to schools that are far from their neighborhoods, leading to increases in tardiness and absences which affect their education. Students often avoid taking part in after-school extracurricular activities and employment because of safety concerns on their evening trips home in the dark, with 32% of students saying they do not feel safe on their way to and from school. Young women commonly experience sexual harassment during their trips.

The City Council would like to determine the safety of our students on their commutes to school, the equatability of public transit for our students, and th...

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