District Recognizes National School Bus Safety Week

District recognizes National School Bus Safety Week
Posted on 10/13/2017
School Bus Safety

October 16-20, 2017 is National School Bus Safety Week, and October 20 is National School Bus Driver Appreciation Day. Schools across the district will recognize the hard work that our bus drivers, mechanics and transportation staff do to keep our students safe every day.  

Here are some tips to share with your students:

  • Be an early bird. Be at the bus stop at least 5 minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive.
  • Maintain a safe distance. Stand at least 6 feet away from the curb when the bus approaches, and keep the line away from the street.
  • Get the all clear from the bus driver. Wait until the bus stops, the door opens, and the driver says it's okay to step onto the bus.
  • Remain visible at all times. If you have to cross the street in front of the bus, walk at least 10 feet ahead of it before you cross. Be sure the bus driver can see you and you can see the bus driver.
  • Use the handrails to avoid falling. But be careful to make sure clothing and backpacks don't get caught in the handrails or doors when exiting the bus.
  • Never walk behind the bus. Again, always make sure that you're in the driver's line of sight. 
  • If you drop something near the bus, tell the bus driver. Never try to pick it up, because the driver may not be able to see you.

Questions? Contact Transportation Supervisor Karen Garrison at krobertson@asd103.org or 360-293-1223. 

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