Riverton School Launches a Walking School Bus Program!
Check out the Walking School Bus.
Congratulations to Kathy Cole and Nancy Sirois! Our dedicated staff members have stated a walking school bus program here at Riverton on January 23rd. Their team of volunteers are targeting certain neighborhoods to help reduce tardiness and absenteeism. The teachers meet the children in the neighborhood and walk them to the school bus that is some distance from many of the children's homes.
Riverton has also won a $5,000 grant from the Maine Walking School Bus Program!!! This program is currently in place at elementary schools across the District. This is a model program that runs across the country. It has documented success in reducing absenteeism; developing community connections; providing regular physical activity at the beginning of the school day and improving student learning and behavior. The grant will be used to expand Riverton's walking school bus route! Kids, look for the teachers in your neighborhood!