Like many schools, the Cincinnati Public School District is facing cutbacks. Cuts in bus funding mean that elementary students would have to live over a mile away from their school to ride the bus.
In response, Rockdale Academy has introduced the concept of the "walking school bus."
"A 'walking school bus' is basically getting volunteers to come out and escort children to school," Rockdale Academy principal Cheron Reid tells WCPO.
Adult volunteers will either walk with children to school or be stationed at strategic locations throughout the neighborhood. Volunteers will have to pass background checks and will be equipped with walkie-talkies to report potential problems or emergencies.
What do you think of the "walking school bus"?