New RIDE Commissioner Joins the Walking School Bus on first day.

“Magic in the classroom starts with students who are in school each day, ready and eager to learn. When I learned about the Walking School Bus and the work they’re doing to improve attendance and increase engagement in school communities, I was excited to see it firsthand,” said Angélica Infante-Green, Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education.

“I couldn’t think of a better way to start my tenure here than getting out into the community, meeting students, families, and the Rhode Islanders who care deeply about education in our state,” she said.

Family Service of Rhode Island pioneered the Walking School Bus in Rhode Island in 2012 at Providence’s Fogarty Elementary School in the South Providence neighborhood, where it continues to operate as part of the Family Service of Rhode Island AIM program at the school.

Read the full press release about the Commissioners walk here.