The Board of Education respectfully asks that students walk to school when possible as this will also help with active living, to drop off and pick up children a block away on a less travelled route. This will give children a safer route to school and give parents a quicker and safer exit from the area. The final suggestion is for parent groups to organize a “walking school bus” model where parents walk small groups of children to and from school.
School District 60 notes that if they were to invest money into parking lot expansions it would take funds away from building maintenance as well as reduce the amount of playground area children have at school.
The full letter to parents from the school district can be seen by clicking here.