SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield School District will be participating in the Walk to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 2. On this day the South Plainfield School District and South Plainfield Mayor Anesh urge residents to walk or bike to school.
The event is being sponsored by the Mayor’s Wellness Committee in conjunction with the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Noreen Lishak, and the South Plainfield Board of Education.
Walk to School Day is an event that involves communities across the nation, to date 3248 schools are registered nationwide. Walk and Bike to School day began in the United States in 1997; each year participation has increased over the previous year.
South Plainfield’s Walk to School Day is only going to be observed during the morning commute to school. Buses will still be available, and students should follow their normal routine when going home. The day is to promote healthier habits for children and adults for going to school as well as safer and more accessible streets.
"The Walk to School Day really brings people together, and it heartens nostalgic thoughts of the past when everyone in South Plainfield walked to school," said Mayor Anesh
To learn more about Walk and Bike to school day, go to www.walkbiketoschool.org.