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A walking school bus is a group of children walking to school with one or more adults. If that sounds simple, it is, and that’s part of the beauty of the walking school bus. It can be as informal as two families taking turns walking their children to school to as structured as a route with meeting points, a timetable and a regularly rotated schedule of trained volunteers.
A variation on the walking school bus is the bicycle train, in which adults supervise children riding their bikes to school. The flexibility of the walking school bus makes it appealing to communities of all sizes with varying needs.
YouTube videos describing a Walking School Bus
Walking School Bus Training is a statewide training program that teaches adults (parents, school staff, volunteers, etc.) how to implement a walking school bus program in their community.
For more information on starting a Walking School Bus or Bike Train go to: www.walkingschoolbus.org
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