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The Walking School Bus
What is a Walking School Bus?
Why Have a
Walking School A Walking School Bus is
Bus? when a group of children
The majority of chil- walk to school with one or
dren are not meeting more adults.
60 minutes of daily The children are picked up
physical activity at designated “bus stops” by
Over the past 30
an adult volunteer and the
years the percent of group walks to-
overweight children gether to school.
aged 6-11 years old
has more than dou- By walking together, with a Walking to school will help chil-
bled parent volunteer, this will dren get regular physical activity
provide a safe and fun way and help to foster healthy habits
In a Safe Routes to
School study done for children to walk to for a lifetime.
by the North Dakota school.
State Data Center in
2008 found that Benefits of a Walking School Bus?
nearly half of stu- There are many benefits to a Walking School Bus they include:
dents in the metro
kids having fun, learning pedestrian safety, participating in
area (Fargo, West
Fargo, Moorhead and physical activity, learning about their neighborhoods,
Dilworth) live a mile socializing, and they arrive at school focused &
or less from their
school, but 3 in 4 ready to start their day! They also help reduce air pollu-
students travel to
tion, traffic congestion and safety concerns around schools, and
and from school by
(including car, school
For more information contact:
bus, shuttle, or car-
pool) Tracy Dozak at 218-643-7122
or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in receiving more informa-
tion about Walking School Buses, you can also
sign-up in the school office!