My son is special needs and bussed. however if he were typical he could and would walk, the school is 5 blocks away. However there are areas of my city where my opinion would change despite his age which is 17. We had a run of rapes last year on local high school gals in different inner city neighborhoods
my kids have since 5th grade as the school was a bit over 2 blocks away - they are in high school now and it is so uncool to be seen with your parents (even in a new car) but again the school is less thhan 10 blocks away lol
Yes, it does scare me so they don't. We live a little less1/2 mile away from dd school My dd I drop in off in the mornings and she is with a sitter who take s her to school. Our start is too busy and just last year there was a guy that was sitting in his card talking pictures of the children at recess. So it just reinforced my dropping her off with a sitter in the morning. I will say my ds walks to school but that is only because his school it right next to mine and just which is a few yards away from mine. He also walks with his friends also.
I walk them to and from school, everyday. They are 8 and 5. Maybe middle school I will let them walk alone, we will see where we are when the time come.
DS's school would be over an hour walk.
But there is a school behind my building and last year there wa a lot of gossip about one mom who let her kid go to kinder alone, even on the first day. It was sad.
Apparently the school had to send a letter home to let mom know it wasn't acceptable.
Mom thought it was ok because she was watching from the balcony. Despite the kinder door being on the back of the school. Although I'm not sure what diffrence watching from a 10th floor balcony helps anyhow.
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