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
"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: