Waukon Walking School Bus gears up for spring

The Waukon Walking School Bus will start its spring walking season in April. Walking School Bus dates include the following Thursday mornings: April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5, May 12 and May 19. The Walking School Bus provides a safe, fun and active way for students to get to school. The Walking School Bus will start in downtown Waukon. Interested families should drop students off by 7:40 a.m. at the Area Development and Visitor Center on the corner of First Street and Main Street. Routes lead to East Elementary, West Elementary and St. Patrick schools. Students will be walking 10 to 20 minutes and arrive to school by 8:10 a.m. or earlier. Parents are reminded to dress their students for the weather, as spring mornings can be pretty chilly. The Walking School Bus will not walk if it is below 40°F or if it is raining/storming/snowing. Volunteers to walk with the students are also encouraged. Contact Stef Perkins at stefperkins@hotmail.com with further questions. Submitted photo.