Walking School Bus

Walking School Bus
 
What is it?
A supervisor will be at the Tell City Public Library at 7:00 a.m. each school day starting on WALKING WEDNESDAY, August 17, 2011. He or she will supervise students as they are dropped off between 7:00 and 7:20 a.m. and depart for William Tell Elementary promptly at 7:20 a.m. This will occur rain or shine, so dress students appropriately. Ponchos will be provided in case of rain. Parents, DO NOT drop your children off if a supervisor is not present. Watch the website for cancellations due to severe weather only.
Why?
To build partnerships with the school, PTO, local police department, city of Tell City, civic associations, local politicians, and businesses to create an environment that is supportive of walking to school safely. By creating active and safe routes to school, walking to school can once again be a safe, fun, and pleasant part of children's daily routine.
Benefits:
· Increased levels of daily physical activity for children.
· Increased likelihood that children and adults will choose to walk and bike for other short distance trips.
· Saves gas.
· Fewer cars on the road.
· Fewer cars congesting the pick-up and drop-off points at the school.
· Children have fun, learn pedestrian safety with adult supervision, foster healthy habits, socialize, gain independence, arrive at school alert and ready to learn.
Interested in starting a “Walking School Bus“ in your neighborhood? Call Wendi at 547-9727. 




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