October 16, 2017—October 16 -20, 2017 is recognized as School Bus Safety Week in Ontario. It is an opportunity for everyone who rides a school bus, or knows someone who rides a school bus, to highlight the importance of school bus safety. In Ontario, more than 800,000 students are transported by bus each school day.
Locally, professionals at our busing partner, Tri-Board Student Transportation Services Inc.  work with 32 caring and responsible bus operators and drivers. Each day 9,822 HPEDSB students are transported 21,098 kilometres/day on 262 bus routes.
This year, Tri-Board Student Transportation Services has identified Wednesday, October 18, 2017 as Driver Appreciation Day
Everyone has a role to play in promoting healthy relationships and fostering a school climate which encourages positive student behaviours. In the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan , the goals to create welcoming, inclusive and safe learning environments that optimize students’ potential (Well-Being priority) and to ensure effective management of all resources (Public Confidence priority) demonstrate the HPEDSB commitment to student safety and well-being.
Please join in recognizing School Bus Safety Week!
For more information, contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, [email protected]