A new vehicle is hitting the streets of Prineville, OR. The Walking School Bus is a group of students walking to and from Crooked River Elementary on a planned route two days per week with one or more adult leader.The complete walk takes 20 to 25 minutes. Students who live along the route may “hop on” the bus when it reaches their home. Parents may also drop their students off for part of the route.

After school, students meet at the flag pole in front of the building and walk to their homes along the way or back to Davidson Field, where they can be picked up.

Students can participate as a pedestrian or bring their scooter or skateboard.

“We walk in rain, snow and sunshine. If school is open, then we will be walking,” Marion said, noting that Commute Options will contact families if any changes are made.

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