BACK-TO-SCHOOL: A practice walk to (and from ) the bus stop will help students feel safe

Posted at 8:37 AM, Aug 19, 2015

Next week, tens of thousands of students in the Tampa Bay area will take the bus, walk, or bike to school.

One of the biggest things parents can do to help children transition into another school year is help them get to school safely.

Parents and children are encouraged to do practice runs to and from the bus stop or, for walkers and bicycle riders, to and from school. Sit down with your child and map out the best route and practice with them at least twice before the first day. Don't forget the reverse route too!

For more tips for bus riders, walkers and bicycle riders, click the link: