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Walking School Bus Program expands to Melrose Elementary

St. Petersburg, Florida -- Starting this week, Jordan Park students will meet up to take part in the Melrose Elementary Walking School Program.

Jordan Park is about a half-mile from Melrose Elementary School. The walking school bus allows groups of kids to walk together with adult supervision to school. 

Tomorrow, Jan. 9, students will walk along Langdon Court to 13th Ave. S. to the school, arriving at approximately 8:35 a.m. where the children can participate in the school district's free breakfast program.

The Walking School Bus program not only helps to get students to school safely and on time, they'll have time to eat a nutritious breakfast and be better prepared for the school day. 

Initially, the Walking School Bus at Melrose will occur only on Wednesday mornings until additional community and parent volunteers can be identified and trained. It's a part of Mayor Foster's A.N.T.S (Advancing Neighborhoods through Schools) program.

The Walking School Bus adults will be equipped with reflective vests and ponchos, courtesy of All Children's Hospital along with a wagon to hold their backpacks in case they get heavy. 

Release courtesy City of St. Petersburg.


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