Walking School Bus
What is a Walking School Bus?
A Walking School Bus is a group of children walking to or from school with an adult. Trained volunteers or school staff meet the children at a specific location and time and supervise them along the route. Parents are welcome to drop their child off at a Walking School Bus “stop” along the route or walk with their children and the group to school.
How can you start a Walking School Bus at your school?
Talk with other parents who would like to be part of the school traffic solution by walking with their children to school instead of driving. Then start walking together as a group!
The Safe Routes to School program can help schools form a more structured Walking School Bus. We offer free training for parent or staff leaders, help establish routes and provide materials and incentive items. Let your school principal or PTA/PTO know you’d like to have a Walking School Bus at your school and we’ll work together to get one going.