A group of students has secured the endorsement of the Ellsworth School Board to paint crosswalks at two local schools in rainbow colors, and is seeking final approval from the City Council.

The student-run Gender Sexuality Diversity Alliance at Ellsworth High School came up with the idea to show support for the local LGBTQ community. In addition to repainting sidewalks at the high school and Ellsworth Elementary Middle School, the group also is hoping to get city permission to repaint some crosswalks downtown.