Waukon Walking School Bus will begin September 21 ...

The Waukon Walking School Bus, now in its fourth year, is a safe, fun and active way for students to get to school during the fall and spring months. The Walking School Bus in Waukon will walk on the following Thursday mornings this fall: September 21 and 28, and October 5, 12, 19 and 26 and will start in downtown Waukon. Interested families should drop students off by 7:40 a.m. at the Area Development and Visitor Center on the corner of First Street NW and Main Street in Waukon. Routes lead to East Elementary and West Elementary schools. Students will be walking 10-20 minutes and arrive to school by 8:10 a.m. or earlier. Fall mornings can be pretty chilly so students should come dressed for the weather. The Walking School Bus will not walk if it is below 40°F or if it is raining/storming/snowing. In order to continue this beneficial program beyond Fall 2017, more volunteer leaders are needed. Anyone can volunteer, all that is needed is an interest in walking and a little bit of time once a week to be a positive role model to students. Contact Ashley Christensen, Walking School Bus Coordinator, to learn more or get involved. She can be reached by email at achristensen@uerpc.org or by telephone at 563-382-6171. Submitted photo.
 

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