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2014-10-23

BISD celebrates National School Bus Safety Week

Special to the Courier

Bandera ISD buses travel 2758 miles each school day while transporting 1377 students to and from school, so bus safety is critical to the 36 drivers and 7 monitors who man these buses. Bandera ISD has been celebrating National School Bus Safety Week this week with a variety of activities.
Bandera ISD has 25 regular routes, five special education routes and two Head Start routes that cover the 315 square mile district. In addition, school buses travel an additional 119,996 miles a year in extracurricular travel, taking students to athletic events, a variety of UIL contests and on field trips.
Activities planned for the week will reinforce safe practices and show appreciation to the employees who drive so many miles each year.
"We have a great crew of bus drivers and monitors in Bandera ISD. I am so proud of their exemplary safety record this year," said BISD Transportation Director Kay Miller.
Student bus evacuation drills will take place during the week as well as ride-alongs by district and campus administrators. The Transportation Department hosted a breakfast for drivers, monitors and public safety officers on Tuesday, Oct. 14.
Miller will present the program "Get to Know Your School Bus" for parents and the public at 9 am today, Oct. 23, at Alkek Elementary and on Friday, Oct. 24m at 9 am for Hill Country Elementary.
For more information on bus safety, contact BISD Transportation Director Kay Miller at 830-796-6217.