What exactly is a Walking School Bus? Children meet at a designed “walk stop” each morning and walk to school under the supervision of approved adult “bus drivers.” In addition to fun, daily exercise and learning street safety, children arrive to school ready to learn. These “buses” cut down on the traffic congestion and poor air quality associated with long car lines.
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How did Walking School Bus get started? After a six-year tradition of monthly-themed “Smart Walks,” Fairhope Elementary School launched a pilot daily Walking School Bus Program in 2013. This is the first daily WSB program in the state of Alabama! Click here and here to see media articles about the 2013 launch of the Walking School Bus.
How to register:
- WSB registration forms are available in the school office, or click here for the form which can be scanned and e-mailed to Program Coordinator Charlene Lee. Once the application has been processed you will be notified of your child’s acceptance via e-mail.
- Evaluation study of WSB by University of South Alabama: Fairhope Elementary School is participating in an evaluation study that requires a consent form from each parent.
Frequently-asked questions: FAQ
Parent flier: Walking School Bus parent flier
You can see lots of photos via the Facebook page: The Walking School Bus of Fairhope Elementary School. Why don’t you “like” us today!
Special school wide walking events for Fairhope Elementary School: International Walk to School in October and Santa Stroll in December.
How to volunteer: Anyone interested in volunteering can contact Walking School Bus Coordinator, Charlene Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 251-402-2795.