THANK YOU BUS DRIVERS!
SCHOOL BUS SAFETY WEEK - OCTOBER 16-20, 2017
October 16-21, 2017 is school bus safety week. In rural communities the school bus is one of the main modes of student transportation. The school bus cannot transport students safely without a dedicated school bus driver behind the wheel and a bus contractor that makes sure the bus is maintained. Through muddy spring roads, wintery blizzards, dark days and sunshiny mornings, the bus driver shows up to take children to school so they can learn and then brings them safely home again. Bus drivers have the tough job of being the enforcers of the rules, the peacemakers when friends become foes, and are always there when someone needs a tear wiped or a band-aid applied. We have the privilege of working with great bus drivers every single day, sometimes they know exactly what they have to do to fix the issues on their bus and sometimes they need a helping hand, but I haven’t met one yet that wasn’t willing to do whatever they had to do to make sure they keep “their kids” safe. Bus drivers are extensions of our schools, our communities and our families. As parents we can support our bus drivers by explaining to their children that the rules of the bus will help keep them safe. As the motoring public we can stop when we see a school bus with its red lights flashing so we don’t endanger the lives of children while they are getting on and off the school bus. RED’S FLASHING...NO PASSING! Please show your gratitude for the important service our bus drivers and contractors provide by saying thank you this school bus safety week.