National School Bus Safety Week, Oct. 17-21

posted Oct 17, 2016, 1:43 PM by Laurie Vent   [ updated Oct 17, 2016, 1:43 PM by Tim Pohlman ]
Did you know - 
* The school bus is the safest form of student transportation. Students on a school bus are 12 to 25 times safer than when riding in a passenger car. 
* School transportation is cost-effective. Transporting a child on a school bus costs a fraction of the cost of transporting a student by car.
* Ohio's school transportation operation is highly regulated. It is overseen by local administrators and the state departments of education and public safety and covered by an exhaustive set of state rules and regulations.
* Ohio school bus drivers must meet strict standards related to driving records; criminal background checks; drug and alcohol testing; physicals; driving and student management skills; and ongoing in-service training.
Here at Upper Sandusky, daily our bus fleet travels over 1300 miles and transports over 650 students. We are fortunate to have caring, local school bus drivers who have an excellent safety record. If you get a chance, be sure to thank your bus driver and transportation director this week to let them know how much we appreciate them!