With the launch of the new school year comes the relaunch of the Walking School Bus! Students and volunteers are making their way to school each day at Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School, Guy E. Rowe Elementary in Norway, and East End Community School in Portland.
We’ve been excited by growing awareness of these Walking School Bus programs:
- Norway was off and running as soon as school started – see this great piece with photos from the Lewiston Sun Journal
- Ellsworth celebrate its relaunch with another nice article and photos in the Ellsworth American
- And for a great description of Portland and other local WSB program activities, see this Maine Sunday Telegram article. The author, Shoshana Hoose, was the former communications director for the Bicycle Coalition of Maine and also reported on local Safe Routes to School efforts as the communications director for the Portland Public Schools.
Hats off to these programs and their 2015-2016 school year efforts!
They look forward to being joined by other schools around the state via informal family-led Walking School Buses and also up to three new schools to be chosen for funding this fall by the Maine Walking School Bus Program!