KILLINGTON - On Oct. 9, Killington Elementary School joined
thousands of schools worldwide to celebrate International Walk to
School Day. In total, 52 schools in Vermont, more than 3,800
schools in the nation and schools in 40 countries participated.
Killington Elementary students enjoyed walking to school on the
chilly morning. They were accompanied by parents, the school
principal, a representative of the Killington Active Seniors, a
town selectman and the Police Chief.
Last fall Killington Elementary joined the Vermont chapter of
the nationwide Safe Routes to School Program. The School Board,
KEEPERS parent's group, school staff, Police Chief, Town of
Killington and State Resource Center have been involved in the
program from the start. Thanks to their support and fantastic
participation in Safe Routes to School events, Killington
Elementary recently achieved the Silver partnership level.
To continue improving the program, the school has been working
on a Travel Plan that addresses education, encouragement,
enforcement, engineering and evaluation.
Many thanks to all organizations, parents, staff and most of all
students for making the celebration walk a reality. Thanks
also to Beth and Peter Hike and the students for creating the
artistic Walking School Bus! For more info visit the school's
Betsey Bianchi is KES's Safe Routes to School Parent Champion.
Photo by Kim Gaines
Nearly two dozen students and chaperones walked to KES, Oct.