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Safety drills to be conducted during National School Bus Safety Week

Safety drills to be conducted during National School Bus Safety Week

Waynesville R-VI bus drivers and bus aides will conduct school bus safety and evacuation drills with students in grades K-6 who ride the school bus during this week, which is National School Bus Safety Week.

 “This is training that we hope we never have to use, but we want to be prepared just in case we do,” said Karl Wilking, director of transportation.

Evacuation drills are conducted twice a year for these students and are mandated by the state of Missouri.

Prior to departure on field trips, drivers locate emergency exits and remind students about bus safety. Also during East Elementary Procedure Day, Emma Clark, routing specialist, showed a school bus safety video, recapped the high points of the video and passed out school bus safety coloring books to the kindergarten students.

This week drivers and bus aides will pass out yellow lanyards with school bus safety on them. These lanyards are to remind the students of following all safety rules while riding the school bus. There is no safer transportation for students than riding the school bus.


Waynesville R-VI celebrates National School Bus Safety Week 

October 21-25, 2019, is National School Bus Safety Week and a great opportunity for parents to talk with their children about their responsibilities as a passenger.

Parents are encouraged to impress upon their children the importance of being a safe bus rider and to ask their children, "How do you ride the school bus?"

Here are some basic safety rules for children riding a school bus:

  • While at the bus stop, pay attention to your surroundings and stay on the sidewalk or shoulder of the road.
  • Be at the bus stop on time.
  • Board the bus single file, without pushing.
  • Stay seated while the bus is in motion.
  • Never put your head or any part of you outside the bus window.
  • Never throw anything out a bus window.
  • Keep the aisle clear of books, lunch boxes, backpacks, musical instruments, etc.
  • Talk quietly to your neighbor; never shout.
  • If a student must cross the street after disembarking, they should remain at least 10 feet in front of the bus. If your student can see the bus driver, the bus driver can see your student! Always check both directions before crossing.
  • If there is an emergency, listen to the bus driver for instructions.




Issued Oct. 22nd, 2019