Safety is a one of a kind program provided by Elk Grove
Township to all students of our Township. The program is
funded by the taxpayers that live in our township, and has
been in existence for 28 years.
are invited to participate from grades K-5. We encourage all
grade levels to participate every year as the program is
progressive with new skills introduced each year.
Bicycle Safety program is two-fold. We first have an
in-class presentation by one of our assistants – this
includes a visual map of a street, learning the meaning of
street markings and signs, hand signals and a video on bike
safety. A Bicycle Safety Activity Booklet is given to each
student. This presentation may be done in the school or at
our facility. Each program is geared toward the specific
grade level of students.
Following the in-class program, within a day or two, the
students attend our facility to have a hands-on experience
riding the bicycles and using all the information they just
learned. The children now become drivers of a vehicle and
must exhibit all correct hand signals and all procedures
involved in being a safe driver. Also, to promote the
importance of wearing a bicycle helmet, one helmet is given
to each class to be raffled off by the classroom teacher.
program is also available to children who live outside the
township during the fall season. This includes scout
groups and church groups. The fee is $125.00 for each group
of up to 20 children for approximately one hour and fifteen
minute field trip.