The State Department of Education’s Student Transportation Department is proud to announce that Governor Brad Little has signed a proclamation seeking to make Idaho’s roads safer for students traveling on school buses. By declaring October 16 – 20 School Bus Safety Week, Governor Little helps highlight the need for drivers to slow down, be aware of their surroundings and always watch for bus stop arms and signals.
School Bus Safety Week, in tandem with the State Department of Education’s Student Transportation Department, elevates the issue as the days get shorter and Idahoans once again encounter commutes that include school buses, crosswalks and school zones.
Superintendent Debbie Critchfield shared, “You don’t have to have a student attending school to have a responsibility to be safe around our young people. Our students have the right to get to and from school safely and everyone can play a role in minimizing danger around school buses, crosswalks and school zones. I am grateful for this proclamation from Governor Little.”
The governor’s proclamation is available here.
SDE Student Transportation is also proud to share a collaborative PSA for School Bus Safety Week that can be downloaded and shared within your School Districts and Communities.
Here is also an mp4 file that can be used in morning announcements or on social media accounts:
Thank you to the Kimberly School District, Castleford School District, Filer School District, Murtaugh School District, Boise School District, Hansen School District, Durham School Services Boise and the Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office for partnering with us to record this helpful school bus safety reminder!
Happy National School Bus Safety Week. Thank you for your dedication to the safe transportation of Idaho students!