Lightford committeeLast December, a Chicago girl was beaten and raped half a block from one of the city's "Safe Passage" routes to and from school. In response to this incident and other anecdotes from parents and students about the lack of safety along "safe passages," State Senator Kimberly A. Lightford is proposing that schools provide free transportation along designated "safe passage" routes.

"Chicago's 'safe passages' aren't safe enough," Lightford said. "When our children leave our homes in the morning, we expect them to get there and back safely. A school-provided bus or van is much safer than a walk through a dangerous neighborhood."

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LightfordRetrospectIn 2013, Assistant Majority Leader Kimberly A. Lightford once again demonstrated her commitment to improving education and ensuring that every Illinois resident has an opportunity to find a good-paying job.

Her signature accomplishment for the year was lowering the state's mandatory school age from 7 to 6, ensuring that all kids get to school before they are old enough to be in second grade. The law will also help schools in their efforts to crack down on the problem of chronic truancy among younger students.

 

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Senator Lightford's Saturday University began its Fall Term October 12 and ended December 14, 2013.
The partnership with Senator Lightford and Black Star Project continued to provide the Saturday University students with an outstanding comprehensive learning system.

 

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