Sacramento could become safer for travelling students

Sacramento students might appreciate the city's climate, which features temperatures that often allow pupils to comfortably bike or walk to school in the fall and spring. When you buy one of the homes for sale in Sacramento, your kids may be able to further enjoy the weather by taking advantage of enhanced roads in the northern portion of the city.

On July 11, 2012, Caltrans announced it would provide this metro with a $450,000 grant to help make three educational institutions in north Sacramento safer for students commuting to and from their schools. Funds will be provided to develop crosswalks, curb ramps and traffic signals at locations near Harmon Johnson Elementary School, Martin Luther King Jr. Technology Academy and Noralto Elementary School.

"This is great news for the schools, the children, and their parents, who have expressed concerns for safety in this area," City Councilmember Sandy Sheedy said. 

Local officials anticipate construction could begin during the 2014 summer break. The city's Public Work Department intends to evaluate the project's components.

Families might want to consider how these improvements could impact a relocation to Sacramento. The city remains an attractive place for people looking for a safe, education-oriented community for their families.

High-quality schools in Sacramento
Sacramento is the home to a variety of top-notch educational institutions. For example, West Campus High School earned a gold star rating from U.S. News & World Report, ranking within the top 100 education facilities in the Golden State.

Meanwhile, several local elementary institutions recently garnered perfect scores from GreatSchools, including the Arnold Adreani, Camellia and Phoebe A. Hearst schools. Students will have access to highly trained teachers and state-of-the-art technology at these facilities.

Future education goals
City Mayor Kevin Johnson has developed a series of goals to further improve the quality of the city's education system. His initiatives include expanding internship and work study opportunities for students, providing extra support for arts and music education and raising funds to reward educators who help their pupils. Additionally, the mayor has taken an active role in Stand Up, a nonprofit organization created in 2006 to ensure that every student has the ability to attend an excellent public school.

Sacramento has shown a hands-on approach to education as it attempts to make as many improvements as possible for students and teachers. Families looking to relocate should consider the educational opportunities available in this metro.