Schools + Parents
Walking School Bus

On Hold for 2021-22
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Walking School Bus is currently on hold.  In the meantime, BCHD converted its school-based programs to virtual formats.  Please visit for kid-friendly, 8-Minute Exercise videos. 

Beach Cities Health District’s Walking School Bus program rolled into elementary schools in the Beach Cities in 2010 and has since spread to include hundreds of participating students. Each year, Walking School Bus participants log thousands of miles, save unnecessary car trips and burn excess calories – while also gaining valuable social connection and interaction with their peers.

How does it work? 
Two or more trained adult volunteers safely guide students and parents along designated “bus” routes to school – which are carefully selected/mapped by BCHD, school administrators, and local police for accessibility and safety.

International Walk to School Day
The 25th annual International Walk to School Day took place on Wednesday, October 6, 2021! Although Walk to School Day may look different this year, we can still celebrate as a community. Start the day off with an enjoyable walk to school! Contact your school for site-specific meet-up locations. Share photos of your walk on social media and use #WalktoSchoolDay!

Interested in volunteering? (On Hold for 2021-22) 
Fill out our volunteer interest form HERE. Volunteering just one hour a week can benefit you, your children and your school.

Interested in having your child walk with the Walking School Bus? (On Hold for 2021-22)
Currently, Birney, Madison and Tulita have active Walking School Bus routes. To have your child participate, please review the route maps below and then register your child HERE.

Returning students will need to re-register for Walking School Bus each year.

For more information, please contact:
Tami Kachel, MPH
School Health Programs Coordinator


Other Resources:
Want to start a new route in your neighborhood?