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Walking School Bus

What is a Walking School Bus (WSB)?

WSB is a group of children walking to school with one or more adults.

Become a Walking School Bus Volunteer!

Beach Cities Health District started a Walking School Bus Program in 2010 that has successfully spread to 14 schools with hundreds of students participating. Walking to school can log lots of miles, save unnecessary car trips, burn lots of calories all while gaining valuable social connections and interacting with peers. Madison Elementary School needs your help to start routes!

What does a Volunteer do?

Walk a designated route at a scheduled time/day, picking up pre-registered children along the route, and walking them to school safely. A minimum number of two volunteers are mandatory for one Walking School Bus route.

Who can Volunteer?

Adults 25 and older

What is the Time Commitment?

The Walking School Bus program is volunteer-led and the “bus” routes operate based on the availability of the volunteers. The time commitment is only a minimum of 1 hour per week. You get to decide your schedule! You can choose to walk 1 day per week or all 5 days.

Safely manage a group of 6-8 children
Observe all traffic and safety rules
Walk with students at a reasonable pace
Interact and communicate effectively with school-aged children
Reliable, timely and trustworthy

Steps to become a volunteers:
Contact Cindy Klewan at to get your route approved.
Participate in mandatory WSB Volunteer Training (1 hour)
Pass a DOJ Background check (LiveScan) and TB Test

Looking forward to starting this fun program for our kids!
Contact Cindy Klewan at for more information on the Walking School Bus route!