Students return to school on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. While this is an exciting time, we must remember to remain focused on bus safety and ensuring everyone has a safe start to the school year.
Whether a student is walking to school or taking the bus, we would like to remind everyone that school bus safety is our shared responsibility.
Here are some important safety reminders:
Students – Waiting for the Bus
The number one rule is to always make sure the bus driver can see you! It is important to always be on time and stand back from the road when waiting for the bus. Students, please do not push when getting on the bus.
Driving Near a Bus
If you’re driving near a school bus or in a school zone, please reduce your speed and watch for students. Remember, it is the law to stop when the bus has its stop sign out or flashing red lights turned on, as these indicate students are entering or exiting the bus.
Drivers, please be on the lookout for increased pedestrians around school areas. Students, if you’re walking, stay on the sidewalk (if your community has one) or away from cars on the shoulder of the road. Listen for vehicles, always look where you’re going, and cross the road at designated crosswalks. When crossing the road, look both ways, and make eye contact with drivers once they have stopped.