Fillmore Unified School District to Celebrate International Walk to School Day on October 8, 2008

All schools in the Fillmore Unified School District will be joining schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 8, 2008.

Approximately 3,500 students in the District will be encouraged to walk to school with parents, teachers and community leaders.

In the U.S., International Walk to School Day is expected to include 5,000 schools from all 50 states. Walkers from the U.S. will join children and adults in 40 countries around the world.

Walk to School events work to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion, concern for the environment and building connections between families, schools and the broader community.

The event is being organized by Dave MacDonald and Tricia Godfrey from Fillmore Middle School and is supported by staff from all sites. In addition, the Fillmore’s City Council and the Board of Education created and supported a proclamation in support of Walk to School Day on October 8.