Joy can be heard from parents all around Montgomery County Maryland as schools start tomorrow, August 30, 2021. School this year is expected to run from August 30 to June 15 with time off for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring vacation.
A walking school bus is a parent-organized effort similar to a carpool group but rather than share driving responsibilities, adults supervise a group of kids walking to and from school. Each “bus” walks along a set route, with one or more adults leading the group of children. The walking group picks up, or drops off, children at designated stops, similar to a traditional school bus. Walking school buses also provide a safe way for parents to help each other with the demands of getting children to and from school in an outdoor and socially distanced manner.