Leaders and Students Hop Aboard the Walking School Bus
Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Kent P. Scribner and others hit the pavement with students on Oct. 12 at W.J. Turner Elementary School in an effort that encourages students to move naturally on their way to the school.
Known as the Walking School Bus-- groups of children who walk to school with adult supervision -- the event coincided with other International Walk to School Month activities and recognizes the Safe Routes to School Initiative. Councilman Carlos Flores and Blue Zones leader Matt Dufrene joined the group, as well.
This is the fourth year the District has taken part in Walking School Bus events, starting with just one school in 2014 this year! Blue Zones Project, a community well-being improvement initiative that focuses on making Fort Worth one of the fittest cities in the nation, is a supporter of the effort.
W.J. Turner Elementary School is one of eight district campuses participating in the Safe Routes to School project. Within the next three years, infrastructure improvements -- including sidewalk enhancements, crosswalks, flashing beacons, signage and bicycle-pedestrian trails – are being supported with funding from Blue Zones Project and The City of Fort Worth.