Pleasanton schools will be kicking off Walk to School Month by asking students at Alisal, Mohr and Valley View elementary schools to walk to the campuses this morning.
The voluntary initiative is part of the International Walk to School initiative, which encourages schools across the world to avoid driving to schools during the month of October, according to a city release.
"Walk to School Day will allow parents to spend time with their children and see how beneficial walking to school is for their children and their school. It teaches students safe walking habits and helps reduce traffic around the schools," said Lisa Adamos, Economic Development Specialist with the City of Pleasanton.
Pleasanton has participated in Walk to School Month for 15 years, according to the city.
Each participating school will hold refreshments 30 minutes before the start of school on each Walk to School day.
The schedule is as follows:
• Wednesday, October 7, 2015Alisal, Mohr and Valley View elementary schools
• Wednesday, October 14, 2015Hearst, Fairlands and Walnut Grove schools
• Wednesday, October 21, 2015Lydiksen elementary school
• Wednesday, October 28, 2015Donlon and Vintage Hills elementary schools.