A Walking Bus is a form of student transport for schoolchildren who, chaperoned by two adults (a "Driver" leads and a "conductor" follows),walk to school along a set route, in much the same way a school bus would drive them to school. Like a traditional bus, walking buses have a fixed route and designated "bus stops" and "pick up times" in which they pick up children.
Walking contributes to overall good health and fitness and students who walk to school arrive at school alert and ready to learn. A walking school bus adds in a fun and social aspect to walking as well as flexibility for the parents by sharing the walking duties. It takes cars off the roads and reduces carbon footprint.
The School Board and Traci are holding a public meeting tonight, September 11th, 7 pm at the School Resource Center in Redmond Town Center. I hope some of you will turn-out to encourage Walking Buses at LWSD There's a 3-minute "comment period" on the agenda where you're invited to talk to the Board and Traci about anything you want. I hope to see you there!
-- B. Yoder