https://myslidell.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/IMG_3080-scaled.jpg 1440 2560 Alex Carolllo https://www.myslidell.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/City-Seal-vector-graphic-CMYK-2-inch-300x300.png Alex Carolllo2023-02-15 13:39:352023-02-16 09:20:35Feb. 15, 2023 proclaimed “Safe Path to School” Day
February 15, 2023, is “Safe Path to School” Day in the City of Slidell, Louisiana to commemorate the one year anniversary of the passing of Emma Savoie, an elementary student who was struck by a vehicle at a Slidell area school last year. Mayor Greg Cromer held a press conference with St. Tammany Parish Public School System Superintendent Frank Jabbia, Dr. Andrew Pizza with Slidell Memorial Hospital, and Emma’s parents, Brent and Amy Savoie, the founders of the Emma Bell Foundation and the Safe Path to School Task Force. The goal is to bring awareness to a new public safety initiative for student safety and to increase safety protocols for students when travelling to and from school and while on the school campus.
After the tragic passing of Emma Savoie, an elementary student who was struck by a vehicle at a Slidell area school last year, the Safe Path to School Task Force was created by Emma’s family with the mission of bringing awareness of student safety by suggesting infrastructure changes to school parking lots, school zones, and public streets as well as school processes addressing students moving throughout the school grounds.