The benefits of children walking to school offer benefits to all, but what is the school’s stance on walking? Creating an official walking policy can help keep students safer while encouraging physical activity. A good walking policy should outline safety standards for students of different ages, and it should also let parents confirm they’ve given their children permission to walk to and from school.

To get started on developing your school’s walking policy, take a look at Rutgers University’s sample walking policy for elementary school.