Pasadena Unified School District schools is celebrating International Walk to School Week from Monday to Friday this week with local elected officials and law enforcement escorting students.
On Monday, Altadena Sheriff's Station Capt. John Benedict and PUSD Board Member Elizabeth Pomeroy walked with students to Jackson Elementary School in Altadena.
On Tuesday morning Superintendent Jon R. Gundry and State Senator Carol Liu joined students on their walk to McKinley Elementary.
Here are the activities planned for the rest of the week:
- Wednesday, October 3, 8 a.m.
Julianne Hines, District Director for State Assemblymember Anthony Portantino, will join parents and students for a "Walk to School" week event to promote healthy habits and physical activity. Norma Coombs Alternative School, 2600 Paloma St., Pasadena
Thursday, October 4, 7:30 a.m.
Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard and Chief of Police Philip Sanchez join parents and families for a "Walk to School" week event to promote healthy habits and physical activity. Jefferson Elementary School, 1500 E. Villa St., Pasadena
Friday, October 5, 8 a.m.
Field Elementary celebrates "Walk to School" week with an event to promote healthy habits and physical activity. Field Elementary School, 3600 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena
With PUSD's open enrollment policy, which allows students to apply to enroll to any school in the district, many students don't necessarily live within easy walking distance of their schools.
Patch asks: Do your kids walk to school? Did you walk to school when you were a child? Do you think it is safe for kids to walk to schools in your neighborhood?