Video: Walking to West Seattle Elementary with Gov. Inslee

March 12, 2014 at 1:30 am | In Health, West Seattle news, West Seattle schools | 4 Comments

About 20 West Seattle Elementary students will have a lot to talk about on their way to school today – one day after a high-profile visitor accompanied their Walking School Bus. Governor Jay Inslee is trying to encourage the “Healthiest Next Generation,” and walking is of course part of it. WSE’s principal Vicki Sacco accompanied him:

One of the walkers had a bit of a shoe problem – and the governor stepped in to help:

Back on the move, Inslee greeted a crossing guard:

And there was time for autographs:

Parting words from the governor:

Also part of the event, Feet First, which advocates walking and biking to school safely – read about its initiatives here.


  1. My kids would’ve walked to school years ago had there not been so many pedophiles and creepers roaming around. I couldn’t take a chance,sooooo in the car they went.

    Comment by alki resident — 6:17 am March 12, 2014 #

  2. How fun! My daughter still remembers when Mayor Nickels joined our walking school bus from Bar S to Alki Elementary! What a fun way to start your school day!

    I love how the Gov. didn’t shy away from the shoe issue! Haha!

    Comment by WalkThisWay — 11:16 am March 12, 2014 #

  3. Great pictures!

    Comment by Carole Glickfeld — 12:11 am March 14, 2014 #

  4. It’s really valuable that West Seattle Elementary is taking the initiative (along with other schools) with the Walking School Bus project. So glad the Governor came out to recognize what an important practice this is.

    Comment by Marty McLaren — 4:35 pm March 15, 2014 #

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