Your Safe Routes to School- Wyandotte update!
As we approach warmer weather and welcome the Spring season, we have a lot to be excited about! At the top of that list is getting back outside, enjoying the weather, and WALKING!
That’s right: Following Spring Break, on Mondays March 19th and 26th, many USD 500 (KCKPS) and USD 202 (Turner) elementary schools will begin walking to and from school together along their designated Walking School Bus routes. Remember to slow down in your neighborhoods!
Schools like New Chelsea Elementary have been operating their Walking School Bus every Wednesday since January! It was important to Principal Salinas to keep up the momentum of the program regardless of the weather. After all, the students are still walking home, regardless of the weather.
Currently, we are engaging as many schools as possible to be involved in the program this semester. Typically, a faculty member serves as the school champion, but we are also seeking volunteer support from neighborhood members and community organizations.
It’s important to not only lead by example, but to set the standard – a standard that reminds us that our first mode of transportation is walking, and that by learning to walk safely together, we’re creating safer communities.
For more information about the Safe Routes to School WYCO program, please contact:
Areiona King, Program Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org 816-205-7056 ext. 17