Columbia School District enlists quarter mile walk zone for city schools
August 1, 2013 at 12:55 PM CDT - Updated July 21 at 4:55 PM
The school board voted in favor of the new walk zones, which take effect the first day of school. School buses won't pick up students living within a quarter mile radius of the primary, elementary, middle, and high schools. Columbia School District Transportation Director Steve Harmon says the school district has spent a lot of time preparing for the change. Many school districts in the area impose a 1 mile walk zone. The initiative was proposed to save money and spur exercise, and is expected to save the Columbia School District between $50,000-$75,000. If parents have questions about the walk zone the principals at each school have a list of who is in or outside of the bus radius.