Your Safe Routes to School- Wyandotte County update:
Summer 2018 is quickly winding down and a new school year has finally begun! While the warm temperatures are still steady, that doesn’t stop students from walking and riding their bikes to school everyday!
USD 500 and USD 202 students returned back to class on Friday, August 10th. Although it is only the first week of school, many students are walking to and from school with their parents, older siblings, groups of friends, and by themselves. Drivers: Remember to slow down in your neighborhoods and be watchful for students!
Four new schools began the onboarding process to develop a Walking School Bus, which is a staff-led group of students that walk home from school together, similar to a school bus route.
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.
Finally, International Walk to School Day is Wednesday October 10th. We are encouraging all schools and families to makes plans to participate and register their event on walktoschoolkc.com.
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.
Curious about becoming involved?
For more information about the Safe Routes to School WYCO program, please contact:
Areiona King, Program Coordinator
email@example.com 816-205-7056 ext. 17