Saturday, November 30, 2013

Forty-Five County Schools Participate in this Year’s Walk to School Day

County Executive Isiah Leggett, Montgomery County Department of Transportation Director (MCDOT) Art Holmes and other officials joined parents, teachers and children to celebrate International Walk to School Day in October. This year’s host school was Kensington-Parkwood Elementary School, where they have begun a “School Pool” program. School Pool is a free, interactive, secure matching service sponsored by the Council of Governments for parents of children who attend the same school and want to share the responsibility of transporting students to school using a “walking school bus”, a bike train or a traditional carpool.

Supporters of Walk to School Day included SafeKids, AAA Mid-Atlantic, Federal Express, Clif Kid, the State Highway Administration and County agencies.

Montgomery County is upgrading safety at schools thanks, in part, to the federal Safe Routes to School program which provides funding for infrastructure, enforcement and education campaigns.

For more information, visit MCDOT’s Safe Routes to School website.