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  1. 1

    Shelley Luna

    These are elementary children and I find this to be Ridiculous,unsafe and putting them in potential harms way…

  2. 2

    Brandy Dunn Shotts

    Best part about a neighborhood school! So excited!

  3. 3

    Cindy Wood

    This truly frightening. I’m scared to see the future stories on the results of this. They are not the small town they once were. I will be praying for these children.

  4. 4

    Stacy Stapp Bailey

    Jennifer Jones-Ellis I see you!

  5. 5

    Jeremiah Culwell

    What about Magnolia Elementary? Oh, wait…..

  6. 6

    Kellie Martin Robbins

    So exciting!! Biking to school would be fun!

  7. 7

    Kevin Gaiser

    The city needs to coordinate to have the pedestrian crossings at the mall restriped.

  8. 8

    Janet Logan Harwood

    Wow! I never knew there were such rules!
    I know times have changed, but I rode my bike to elementary school every day with my BFF Donna Hall!

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    Jane Scoggins

    With society in the shape it is on today, I would be that parent hiding behind a tree. I walked 3/4 mile to n from school and loved it. Glad these children can experience walking to n from in a safe neighborhood. ……wonderful memories. Let’s pray for their safety.

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    Laura McCants Reddick- Reichert

    It’s perfectly acceptable and, I think, required of good parents to, in the beginning days, walk with them or at least part of the way, teaching them how to look out for cars, etc. The kids will learn. Parents of walkers in the neighborhood could take turns walking a group, etc. We walked as children and quickly learned how cross Chalkville Road and Parkway Drive safely. I loved walking to school….we bonded with the neighborhood kids that way.

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    Laura McCants Reddick- Reichert

    It’s perfectly acceptable and, I think, required of good parents to, in the beginning days, walk with them or at least part of the way, teaching them how to look out for cars, etc. The kids will learn. Parents of walkers in the neighborhood could take turns walking a group, etc. We walked as children and quickly learned how cross Chalkville Road and Parkway Drive safely. I loved walking to school….we bonded with the neighborhood kids that way.

  12. 12

    Angel Nichole Brown

    We live in the projects and my kids will be walking/riding along side of me to school…most parents we know will be doing the same. So no, most of us will not be turning them loose on the public streets!!

  13. 13

    Heather Peacock

    Walking and biking is good exercise. The parent could walk with their child for safety of they feel so inclined

  14. 14

    Jolene Hastings

    I think this is amazing, and am actually a little jealous my children won’t get the same opportunity (jealous but yet happy for those that can) :). While yes I would be a parent that would tag along most days, I think it’s important that kids learn independence and some sort of self reliance. It’s a very hard thing to teach this day and age, and leads to children who can’t cope with life bc they have never been given the opportunity to gain independence. It’s a huge shame we live in a world where it is frowned upon for allowing children to ride a bike/walk a block down the street by themselves. Hats off to all you parents who take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!

  15. 15

    Ceil Tarwater

    This is great! But, I FULLY expect to see the Trussville P.D. presence out and circling my neighborhood in the AM & afternoon hours (please)!

  16. 17

    Jennifer Jones-Ellis

    It’s a neighborhood school and most parents will be walking with them.

  17. 18

    Kevin Gaiser

    It is a liability issue. “How could you let a child just walk away!?!”

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    Cheryl Spaulding McLelland

    I would be careful publicizing that kids will be walking and biking to school. You don’t want a string of perverts or child stalkers out seeking a child.

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    Kim Reid

    I remember walking to and from school. We had a short cut to and from the old elementary school, the old Jr. High, and the old High school. What fun we had

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    Beth Furr

    The ones I saw today that were riding their bikes or walking had a parent with them – some made it a family affair. Neat experience for the kids and parents!

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