Why is walking to school so important?

Children are more sedentary than they used to be, and this is adversely affecting their health. Children who walk to school are getting regular exercise and developing a habit that is likely to continue into adulthood. Plus, when they walk instead of being driven, that helps with traffic congestion and air quality problems around the schools. For an interactive map of streets and other features of Bartlesville go to GIS City Maps.

What exactly is a Walking School Bus?

A walking school bus is a group of children

walking to school with one or more adults.

It’s a fun and convenient way to get kids to

school SAFELY!

"In my neighborhood, we look out for each other.
I walk several kids to school each day, because 
I want to make sure they get there safely and on
time. The kids do it because it's fun!"
~~ Joseph Gutierrez, Elementary School Parent

For more great information on walking school buses and how to start a program at your school, please visit the links below:

The Walking School Bus – – A Guide for Bartlesville Parents, Teachers, and School Administrators

The Walking School Bus Program: A Primer and First Steps