Concern in California

9 years 8 months 2 days ago January 24, 2007 Jan 24, 2007 Wednesday, January 24 2007 Wednesday, January 24, 2007 1:13:01 PM CST in News

Why didn't the school kid cross the road?

"Because if they crash they won't be able to come to school and if they won't be able to come to school they'll be injured. So we need a crossing guard just in case," said Katie Imhoff, a 3rd grader at California elementary school.

California elementary and middle school are located less than 5 blocks from the intersection of Highway 50 and Highway 87. Jeff Adams, along with a group of teachers and community members, wants a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation program called "Safe Routes for Schools."

"The biggest problem is getting kids to walk and bike to school. And it's perfect for this grant because that's what this grant's goal is," said Jeff Adams, California vice principal.

"The background of the safe routes to school is to encourage and enhance children's ability to get to school safely by walking and bicycling," said Scott Turner of MODOT.

California hopes to use money from the grant to help pay for new lights, new sidewalks, and a crossing guard at the busy intersection of highways 50 and 87. But that's only one part of their solution.

"There's two grants one is the infrastructure grant for side walks and crosswalks and then a non-infrastructure grant for education which would be bicycle training, helmet training. You know, walking on the sidewalk, taking the safest route to walk on the sidewalk, using the crosswalk and things like that," said Jeff Adams.

And for at least one student at California, safety is more than a concern, it's a dream.

"My dream for my community is to have a crossing guard, I want a crossing guard because if a person can't see the light they can look straight ahead, said Imhoff.

The infrastructure grant for things like crossing guards and sidewalks would provide the California elementary and middle school with $500,000. The non-infrastructure grant would fund $25,000 for safety education.

More News

Grid
List
PATTON (AP) — A 49-year-old man is accused of causing a southeast Missouri crash that killed two people riding a... More >>
1 hour ago September 26, 2016 Sep 26, 2016 Monday, September 26 2016 Monday, September 26, 2016 7:45:01 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA—Boone County Emergency Management has implemented a new tool to help citizens in time of emergency. The software, called... More >>
3 hours ago September 26, 2016 Sep 26, 2016 Monday, September 26 2016 Monday, September 26, 2016 5:33:00 PM CDT in News
OSAGE COUNTY - School of the Osage officials got word Monday afternoon a suspect with warrants out for his arrest... More >>
3 hours ago September 26, 2016 Sep 26, 2016 Monday, September 26 2016 Monday, September 26, 2016 5:13:00 PM CDT in News
MARSHALL - The Marshall Police Department arrested a woman on Friday, Sept. 23 in relation to the death of an... More >>
4 hours ago September 26, 2016 Sep 26, 2016 Monday, September 26 2016 Monday, September 26, 2016 4:32:00 PM CDT in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A grant worth nearly $24 million from the National Science Foundation will fund a collaboration between... More >>
5 hours ago September 26, 2016 Sep 26, 2016 Monday, September 26 2016 Monday, September 26, 2016 3:14:26 PM CDT in News
HALLSVILLE – Hallsville R-IV Board of Education has acknowledged that work performed by B&B Services was not completed under a... More >>
5 hours ago September 26, 2016 Sep 26, 2016 Monday, September 26 2016 Monday, September 26, 2016 3:09:00 PM CDT in News
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Stockholders have approved the $12.2 billion sale of Topeka-based electric company Westar Energy to Missouri-based Great... More >>
6 hours ago September 26, 2016 Sep 26, 2016 Monday, September 26 2016 Monday, September 26, 2016 2:56:25 PM CDT in News
IRON MOUNTAIN LAKE (AP) — The body of an eastern Missouri man who went missing while fishing has been recovered.... More >>
6 hours ago September 26, 2016 Sep 26, 2016 Monday, September 26 2016 Monday, September 26, 2016 2:32:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA — The Columbia Housing Authority has completed its first fully-renovated public housing project. It is part of the Stuart... More >>
6 hours ago September 26, 2016 Sep 26, 2016 Monday, September 26 2016 Monday, September 26, 2016 2:21:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA — In my job, I get the opportunity to visit different companies to provide health and wellness programming for... More >>
7 hours ago September 26, 2016 Sep 26, 2016 Monday, September 26 2016 Monday, September 26, 2016 1:57:54 PM CDT in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former St. Louis school board member has been appointed to a post on the Special... More >>
9 hours ago September 26, 2016 Sep 26, 2016 Monday, September 26 2016 Monday, September 26, 2016 11:05:00 AM CDT in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Another lawsuit alleging that a woman's use of talcum powder caused cancer is this week in... More >>
10 hours ago September 26, 2016 Sep 26, 2016 Monday, September 26 2016 Monday, September 26, 2016 10:53:02 AM CDT in News
FESTUS (AP) — The bills were unpaid, the phones shut off, trash piled up and eventually, food ran out. The... More >>
11 hours ago September 26, 2016 Sep 26, 2016 Monday, September 26 2016 Monday, September 26, 2016 9:37:28 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA — Several Missouri public health professionals and administrators, including those with the Missouri Public Health Association (MPHA) and the... More >>
11 hours ago September 26, 2016 Sep 26, 2016 Monday, September 26 2016 Monday, September 26, 2016 9:05:00 AM CDT in News
CLAYTON (AP) — A St. Louis County woman is charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of her boyfriend.... More >>
12 hours ago September 26, 2016 Sep 26, 2016 Monday, September 26 2016 Monday, September 26, 2016 8:56:00 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA — Affordable housing experts are concerned by a spike in the real estate market. "We see folks who... More >>
12 hours ago September 26, 2016 Sep 26, 2016 Monday, September 26 2016 Monday, September 26, 2016 8:34:00 AM CDT in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police are looking for suspects after more than 100 vehicles were damaged over the... More >>
13 hours ago September 26, 2016 Sep 26, 2016 Monday, September 26 2016 Monday, September 26, 2016 7:36:20 AM CDT in News
DELLWOOD (AP) — A fire at a popular St. Louis-area restaurant is under investigation. Fire brook out early Sunday... More >>
13 hours ago September 26, 2016 Sep 26, 2016 Monday, September 26 2016 Monday, September 26, 2016 7:31:04 AM CDT in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 61°
9pm 58°
10pm 57°
11pm 55°
12am 55°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

8:00p
NBC News: 2016 Presidential Debates
10:00p
KOMU 8 News @ 10
10:35p
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
8:00p
Supergirl
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
The Voice
8:00p
NBC News: 2016 Presidential Debates
7:00p
Supergirl
8:00p
Supergirl
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld