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November 18, 2017
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Stillwater News

Kindergarten students learn about bus safety with Buster the Bus
Kindergarten students attended a bus safety orientation over the summer with "Buster the Bus."

Students learn how to properly cross in front of a school bus
Students learn how to properly cross in front of a school bus.

Bus drivers practice how to evacuate students on a smoke-filled bus
Stillwater bus drivers learn how to check for students on a smoke-filled bus. The smoke used during the training was "theater smoke."

Stillwater celebrates National School Bus Safety Week

Oct. 25, 2012 – Each school day approximately 1,300 public school students and a variety of private and parochial students ride Stillwater Central School District buses. Stillwater runs an average of 21 buses each day — traveling over 300,000 miles a year. In celebration of National School Bus Safety Week, held Oct. 22-26, Stillwater wants to remind residents of the work the transportation department does to help educate both students and bus drivers about bus safety.

The transportation department has been conducting bus safety training for incoming kindergarten students and parents for well over 20 years. Students attend the bus safety orientation over the summer, which includes taking their first bus ride, practicing a crossing procedure, and listening to a safety presentation conducted by the transportation department and “Buster the Bus.”

In addition to holding bus safety drills during the first week of school for students, all Stillwater bus drivers go through an extensive training each summer. In early October, drivers had an additional training where they learned the procedures for checking and evacuating students on a smoke-filled bus and how to properly use a fire extinguisher. Watch video (.MOV file)

Visit the Stillwater Transportation Department page to learn more about bus behavior guidelines for students and safety reminders for motorists. 

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