California School Climate Survey
Since 2004, all California local education agencies are required to administer the California School Climate Survey at least every two years, as part of compliance with No Child Left Behind. The survey gathers staff perceptions of learning and teaching conditions in general, but districts can customize the survey to include questions about perceived safety for walking or bicycling to school.
Many schools have a school climate committee to address campus safety issues. School climate committees often address bullying, which can occur before and after school. By creating walking programs and training walkers how to handle bullying, a school can address two barriers to student achievement: fear and physical inactivity.