Safe Routes to School

Dear San Luis Neighbors and Friends,

Do you remember the fun of walking to school when you were a child? Walking with good friends to school and home again was the highlight of the day… and healthy too!
Currently our community lacks a Safe Route to School for our students to walk or bike. Most students ride the bus even though they live within a short walking distance. To solve this problem Centennial School, The Town of San Luis and Costilla County are teaming up to actively pursue a Safe Route to School Grant in 2018 with Colorado Department of Transportation. And… we need your help to make our efforts successful!

Our proposed budget to create two paved, safe route walkways through the school’s field is $200,000. To qualify for this grant we must raise 20% of our budget as matching funds. This means we need to raise $40,000. Your support is crucial to our efforts to create these Safe Routes to School walkways. If you’re able, we’d love if you could make a donation of any amount, large or small, to help us achieve our matching funds need.
Thank you in advance for your contribution. Your donation will go a long way in making this project a reality.

Ways you can make a donation:

Please make your donation check payable to Safe Routes to School San Luis and mail to:
The Town of San Luis, Susan Sanderford, P.O. Box 200, San Luis, CO 81152

The Safe Route to School Grant Team
Lance Northey, Centennial School Superintendent
Lori Espinoza, Centennial School Board President
Theresa Medina, Mayor Town of San Luis
Susan Sanderford, Town of San Luis Trustee
Roy Esquibel, Costilla County Commissioner

The Safe Route to School San Luis project consists of (2) 8 foot paver walkways that extend from 9th Street through school property and from 11th Street through the Town of San Luis property, with a bridge over the Acequia Montez, and on to school property.

These walkways will allow students to bike or walk to school without having to walk through the grassy field. The walkways will be lighted as well and maintained by Centennial School.

The project will include engraved pavers with the names of current students attending Centennial School. There will also be opportunity for the public and Centennial School Alumni to purchase their own named engraved paver with their class year of graduation.

The welding class of Centennial School will design and built the bridge across the Acequia Montez. A small Bobcat skid will be purchased to plow the winter snows.

We hope you can help us make this much needed project a reality! All donations will be kept in a separate bank account and returned if the CDOT grant is not awarded in 2018.