Back Pack Safety Lights Distributed Today In TRF District 09 Feb 18

Operation Life Saver moves forward today with a distribution of Back Pack Strobe Lights to every child at Challenger Elementary School in Thief River Falls ..
Transportation Director, Ron Skallet, says students at St. Bernards and St. Johns will receive their Back Pack Lights next week.

Last November, School District Officials sent letters to parents offering the safety lights to at-risk children on rural bus routes.

Skallet says the response was disappointing, but that also caused the district to re-evaluate; deciding safety is not exclusive to the school bus or bus stops, but that children are at risk when-ever and where ever they walk or ride a bike.

For a demonstration of the Back Pack Strobes, check out our interview with Skallet on our TRF Radio Facebook Page ..