Each Model School Zone project is executed in three phases: assessment, interventions and evaluation.
Phase I: Assessment
September 2011 – March 2012
In Phase I, each community convenes a group of partners to collect data on the current situation at the selected school. The group works together to collect information on the number of traffic crashes, the environment, and the level of knowledge and typical behaviors of the road users. Armed with this information, the community partners work with experts to identify what improvements need to be made to increase safety around their school. Together, they create a plan of action.
Phase II: Interventions
April 2012 – October 2012
Phase II is when the work is done to make permanent improvements to the environments around the schools. During Phase II, Safe Kids organizations will also work to increase knowledge and awareness among the children and the members of the community who will use the roads.
Phase III: Evaluation
November 2012 – March 2013
What worked? What didn’t? What was learned? Safe Kids will measure the effectiveness of the changes that took place in the school zones. Safe Kids will then take the lessons learned from the pilot program to recommend evidence-based interventions that can be used in other school zones around the world.