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National Association for Pupil Transportation Prepares to Celebrate National School Bus Safety Week

National Association for Pupil Transportation

The National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) joins fellow American School Bus Council (ASBC) members in celebrating National School Bus Safety Week.

Together with the National School Transportation Association (NSTA) and the National Association of State Directors for Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS), NAPT will honor the collaborative effort by school districts and their respective communities who work hard to ensure safety for each child that they serve.

Held during the third full week of October each year, National School Bus Safety Week is a way for parents, students, teachers, motorists, school bus operators, school administrators, and other community stakeholders to join forces to promote school bus safety. Between October 19 – 23, 2020 school districts throughout the country will observe School Bus Safety Week, highlighting the theme “Red Lights Mean STOP!” A theme derived from the 2019 Poster Content where Bryan Torres-Tavarez, a 12th Grader at Stars Academy in Paterson, NJ won first place.

“Transportation is integral to education, an invaluable component for a positive and holistic educational experience. For many kids, their school day begins when they first step foot on a yellow school bus, and with that very step it becomes the responsibility of our members to ensure their safety,” said Steven Simmons, NAPT President. “At its simplest, National School Bus Safety Week is an important initiative that reminds us of why of we do the work that we do to develop world-class professionals who then provide safe and efficient pupil transportation for our children.”

Throughout the week NAPT will spotlight the importance of safety in school bus operations by sharing stories, facts, and honoring those who work hard to keep our students safe. For more information on National School Bus Safety Week, please visit https://www.napt.org/nsbsw.

National School Bus Safety Week POSTER CONTEST

 Poster National School Bus Safety Week

Get out the art supplies!  National School Bus Safety Week is coming up in October and we’re having a poster contest, so it’s time to get creative!

If you attend one of the schools that we serve, you’re invited to participate and send us your awesome poster. There will be both B.R. Williams winners and then we will also submit all entries to the American School Bus Council and NAPT for the National School Bus Safety Poster Competition for a second chance to win on a national level.

Our top three winners will receive:

  • 1st Place – $100 gift card to Amazon
  • 2nd Place – B.R. Williams hooded sweatshirt
  • 3rd Place – B.R. Williams T shirt and mask

Download the poster contest rules (pdf).

The AWESOME Yellow School Bus

The yellow school bus is awesome. It keeps kids safe, lessens environmental impact and provides access to education for all. It’s time to recognize it for what it truly is: A steadfast, hardworking titan of transportation. Give the yellow school bus another look at http://schoolbusfacts.com.

ASBC was formed in 2006 to educate parents, school officials, lawmakers, and the public about the essential safety, environmental, and equal-access to education benefits of the iconic yellow school bus. It is a coalition of the school transportation community including public and private transportation providers, school bus manufacturers and state officials responsible for pupil transportation. Council representatives are committed to providing safe, effective, and efficient transportation for the more than 25 million schoolchildren who ride more than 480,000 school buses each day.

The council representatives include National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT), National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS), National School Transportation Association (NSTA), Blue Bird Corporation of Fort Valley, GA, IC Bus Corporation of Lisle, IL, and Thomas Built Buses of High Point, NC.

ASBC releases COVID-19 School Bus Safety Video

As you know, the American School Bus Council released, and NSTA distributed, a cutting edge video, called “Titans of Transportation” last week. We hope that you are distributing the video to your social media channels, as well as posting on your company/organizational websites.

This week, ASBC launches another video, called “Symbol of Safety”. This messaging is especially appropriate during the Back-to-School period to instill confidence that relevant cleaning and sanitizing measures are being taken during the COVID-19 pandemic. Once again, we ask that you post this video on your social media channels, as well as on your website for maximum exposure for the Yellow Bus during this difficult period.

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Present From Student

In times like this, a simple kindness goes so far. A student got creative with her time and made this for our driver, Ms. Katelin! We know our drivers appreciate things like this, and we all can’t wait to get back on the road!

Student made a present for her bus driver

Volunteers with donated goods at the “Stuff the Bus” event to aid Hurricane Sandy victims Volunteers with donated goods at the “Stuff the Bus” event to aid Hurricane Sandy victims earlier this month at the Woodstown Acme. Staff photo by Cathy Crame[/caption]When tragedy struck the region, the owners, management and staff members answered the call. This company led the charge and created an avenue of love and support, and encouraged the participation of hundreds of Salem County residents.

– Hurricane Relief Effort

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