After the Lawrence public schools made budget cuts that included bus rides for children who live within 2.5 miles of their school, the idea of a walking bus was broached by special operations director Rick Gammill.
Interested parents can attend a walking school bus volunteer coordinator training for the Kansas City metro area from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Nutter Ivanhoe Neighborhood Center, 3700 Woodland, Kansas City, Mo.
Kansas participants will be eligible to receive stipends and ongoing coaching assistance from Bridging the Gap, a Kansas City group that works to connect the environment, economy and the community.
Bridging the Gap will offer other training opportunities in July. For more information, log on to bridgingthegap.org. Call Steve Petrehn to make reservations at 816-561-1087, ext. 111.
Some Lawrence parents are planning a walking bus information session at 6 p.m. Wednesday during the LiveWell Lawrence World’s Largest Community Workout at Shenk Fields, 23rd and Iowa streets.