Share “Gun-free, idle-free schools”

Education Station


Gun-free, idle-free schools

edstation Published: September 9, 2008

Schools already are designated gun-free, drug-free zones, and West Virginia is moving toward adding “idle-free” to the list.

The state’s Department of Environment Protection is entering the second year of a program that provides school boards, Head Start programs and private schools with signs declaring them idle-free, according to this Charleston Daily Mail story.

The state already prohibits school buses from idling unless it’s below 40 degrees outside. Officials hope the signs will encourage parents to do the same.

Are financial or environmental concerns enough to convince you to cut your engine while you wait for your children to get out of school? Share your comments here.

Wendy Kleinman
Education Reporter