El Monte Walking School Bus Program

Join other families walking to Durfee-Thompson Elementary!


HAVE FUN with friends on the way to school.

HELP SAVE THE PLANET by reducing emissions from cars.

GET SOME EXERCISE and get to school ready to learn!

INCREASE OUTDOOR ACTIVITY and gear up to explore trails and parks in the area.

FAMILIES BENEFIT TOO! Save time and money by letting us get your child safely to school.

About the Walk with Us El Monte WSB Program . . .

The idea for Walk with Us El Monte started in 2014, when the El Monte City School District (EMCSD) and local non-profit Amigos de los Rios applied for grant funding for a WSB program through the California State Active Transportation Program. The City of El Monte was brought in as a project partner in 2016. That same year, the Project Team was awarded funding to pilot the WSB program at Durfee-Thompson Elementary School to encourage more students to walk to school, improve community health, and address safety concerns for people walking. With this funding, the Project Team developed a methodology for identifying walking routes to school, trainings for volunteers and route leaders, and reference materials, such as this Concept Plan.

While the materials are focused on Durfee-Thompson Elementary, parents, teachers, and others in the school community can use these materials to start a WSB in their own community.

Our goal is to inspire and foster Walking School Bus at every school in the city.

For more information contact:
ANDREW PINEDA Amigos de los Rios

Durfee Thompson Walking School Bus Map

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