Each year in the early weeks of summer, the Waukee Police Department holds a "Safety City" for students entering kindergarten at the Waukee Community School District. The cost ranges from $50 per student (plus fees) based on payment method.
2018 Safety City Sessions:
Session 2: June 4-8, 1-3:30 p.m.
Session 4: June 11-15, 1-3:30 p.m.
Session 5: June 18-22, 9-11:30 a.m.
Session 6: June 18-22, 1-3:30 p.m.
Session 7: June 25-29, 9-11:30 a.m.
Session 8: June 25-29, 1-3:30 p.m.
Students learn about safety through one-on-one contact with volunteers during this week-long course. A miniature city is used in a local school gym to teach students about street safety including pedestrian rules, traffic lights and more. Students also tour the Waukee Public Safety Building. A short graduation ceremony at the end of the week allows parents to help celebrate everything their children have learned. Each student attendee receives a bicycle helmet and t-shirt.
Safety City will include classes on subjects such as:
- Pedestrian Rules
- Street Crossing
- Traffic Lights
- Window Safety
- Seat Belts
- Bike Safety
- Waukee Safe House Program
- Poisons and Drug Abuse
- Bus Rules
- Fire Safety
- Respect for Authority
- Public Safety Building Tour
Safety City is very popular. Early registration is encouraged. The cost is $50 plus processing fees. If families are unable to afford the registration costs, assistance may be made available by calling 515-978-7979. The registration deadline is May 1 or when program sessions are full.