What is a Walking School Bus?
A Walking School Bus is a group of students walking safely with trained and screened adult volunteers along a set route to school on a daily basis. If a child lives a short distance from a Walking School Bus route, he or she can walk to join the route at dedicated stops near their homes. Children living further from the school can join the Walking School Bus by being taken to a “Stop and Walk” location at the beginning of the route where volunteers will be present.
Who can join the Walking School Bus?
ALL CHILDREN ARE WELCOME!
Just sign up at your child’s school when they offer registration for the Walking School Bus program. Parents and caretakers of children enrolled in the WSB are welcome to walk with the bus whenever they are available.
The Walking School Bus will be accompanied by at least two trained, adult volunteers at all times. These volunteers can be parents, grandparents or community members who have passed a background check and are official school district volunteers. To learn more and request volunteer forms, call Annie at 509.324.1452 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.