School Bus Safety Awareness Week: October 19 to 23, 2015

The Strait Regional School Board reminds everyone that school bus safety is a shared responsibility.  Please slow down in school zones and pay extra attention to students walking to school.  Please never pass a school bus when its red lights are flashing.

The safe actions of all drivers help to ensure that our students travel safely to school.  Students, parents/guardians, motorists, the school bus driver, teachers, the RCMP and School Board Transportation Department staff share the responsibility for bus safety.  By working together, we will ensure that the bus trip is a safe one. 

Schools will be delivering the School Board’s annual student bus safety program to all grades primary to six students.  This program teaches students many aspects of bus safety including how to behave while on the bus, walking  to  and from  the  bus  stop and how  to  get off  and move safely away from the bus, to name a few.  In addition, the School Board has developed a brochure entitled, School Bus Safety:  A Guide for Students and Parents/Guardians.  The brochure also contains valuable information for families along with highlighting the rules of bus safety, student safety and evacuation procedures. 

For more information and resources related to school bus safety, please visit the Nova Scotia School Bus Safety website at www.schoolbussafety.ca and the Safety Services Nova Scotia website at www.safetyservicesns.ca.

Tamarac Education Centre students perform a school bus evacation drill as part of School Bus Safety week.