National School Bus Safety Week, held annually during the third week of October, is an active and evolving public education program. It is an excellent way for parents, students, teachers, motorists, school bus operators, school administrators, and other interested parties, to join forces, promote and address the importance of school bus safety. School districts throughout the country observe School Bus Safety Week. 

Dan Schultz, Southeast Polk Director of Transportation, shared, “We are committed to providing safe and dependable transportation for our students to and from school, as well as to off-campus activities. Approximately 3600 Southeast Polk students rely on our team of dedicated bus drivers and mechanics every school day. Our buses and other vehicles cover 110 square miles, traveling a combined 840,000 miles per year.”

The Southeast Polk Transportation Department is an active participant in the Standards Committee of the National Congress for School Transportation which sets stringent standards for school buses to assure the safety of our young passengers and the other drivers with whom we share the roads. 

Here are some Bust Stop Safety Tips provided by the National Association for Pupil Transportation.