MCPS Proclaims October 12 as “Walk to School Day”

by MCS Staff

MCPS has proclaimed Wednesday, October 12th as “Walk to School Day.” The event is celebrated by thousands of schools from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as well as in more than 40 countries worldwide. The originally chosen date was Wednesday, October 5th, but that is a date of no school for MCPS students and teachers so it was corrected to October 12th.

Per the proclamation: “Children who walk to school have been found to have higher academic performance in terms of attention/alertness, verbal, numeric, and reasoning abilities. Walking to school can further foster personal growth by developing a sense of independent decision making, emotional bonds with peers and the natural environment. Walking to school helps reduce the amount of air pollutants emitted by vehicles.

The Board of Education and the superintendent of schools proclaim October 5, 2022, as “Walk to School Day” and the school system notify the public and school community of “Walk to School Day,” publicize this resolution and the school system’s participation through internal and external communications, and encourage everyone to consider the safety of pedestrians and, in particular, student walkers and bicyclists every day.”


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