For a first-hand perspective on volunteering with a Walking School Bus, check out this article on two community volunteers in the Munjoy Hill Observer.
A comprehensive collaboration between the Portland Public Schools and the Maine Safe Routes to School Program, the Portland Walking School Bus Program will launch at the East End and Reiche Elementary Schools in Portland this month! The program aims to offer a reliable and safe transportation system for school children and their families on a daily basis. The Portland Walking School Bus initiative connects students and their families with trained adult leaders so they can experience a fun and safe group walk to school along designated routes. See this extensive article which describes in detail how this program will work. We’ll report back with more news as the initiative takes off!