Beach Cities Health District’s Walking School Bus program rolled into elementary schools in the Beach Cities in 2010 and has since spread to include hundreds of participating students. Each year, Walking School Bus participants log thousands of miles, save unnecessary car trips and burn excess calories – while also gaining valuable social connection and interaction with their peers.
How does it work?
Two or more trained adult volunteers safely guide students and parents along designated “bus” routes to school – which are carefully selected/mapped by BCHD, school administrators, and local police for accessibility and safety.
New! Virtual International Walk to School Day
The 23rd annual International Walk to School Day is on Wednesday, October 7, 2020! Join Beach Cities Health District with a virtual event to mark the occasion! Even though we’re virtual, it’s still a great way for students and families to be active. We encourage you to walk together as a family at any time that works for you. Remember to wear your face covering and stay at least 6 feet apart from others who are not part of your household.
Share photos of your walk on social media! Use #WalktoSchoolDay.
View the flyer here.
Interested in volunteering? (On Hold for 2020-21)
Fill out our volunteer interest form HERE. Volunteering just one hour a week can benefit you, your children and your school.
Interested in having your child walk with the Walking School Bus? (On Hold for 2020-21)
Currently, Birney, Madison and Tulita have active Walking School Bus routes. To have your child participate, please review the route maps below and then register your child HERE.
Returning students will need to re-register for Walking School Bus each year.
- Birney Walking School Bus route map
- Madison Walking School Bus route map
- Tulita Walking School Bus route map
For more information, please contact:
Tami Kachel, MPH
School Health Programs Coordinator
Want to start a new route in your neighborhood?