National School Bus Safety Week

Published: 2/28/2017 1:45 PM
2016 School Bus Safety Week 
October 16-20, 2017
Bully Free Zone


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

The centerpiece of National School Bus Safety Week is the National School Bus Safety Week (SBSW) Poster Contest. Thousands of school districts in over 40 states participate in local and state-level competitions to select art work that depicts school bus safety-related themes and encourages and promotes school bus safety. The winning posters are used to promote safer school transportation for everyone.

2017 Poster Contest

2017 Kentucky School Bus Poster Contest PowerPoint - Notes attached for presentation

2017 Assignment Video for Students


From the National Association for Pupil Transportation, the below Bully Prevention Training is available.
Two training modules were jointly created by NAPT, the Education Department's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools and the Safe and Supportive Schools Technical Assistance Center.
The first module, titled "See Something. Do Something:  Intervening in Bullying Behavior," will teach drivers what does and does not constitute bullying, how to respond to the behavior on or around the bus, and specific strategies for addressing and reporting bullying as it occurs.
The second module, "Creating a Supportive Bus Climate: Preventing Bullying, focuses on building mutual respect on the school bus. The training will encourage drivers to consider what a supportive bus climate looks like and how it prevents bullying; and learn and commit to perform simple, concrete strategies to build positive relationships on the school bus.
Both modules include a step-by-step trainer's guide, a PowerPoint presentation (in PDF format), handouts for driver activities, palm cards for drivers and posters that can be displayed in the transportation department or throughout the school system to reinforce the messages.
Module 1 - See Something. Do Something: Intervening in Bullying Behavior
Module 2 - Creating a Supportive Bus Climate: Preventing Bullying
Training Collateral
Each of the entries below were entered into the 2015 contest National School Bus Safety Poster Contest.
Kentucky First Place Winner, Division I: Gabriella Rivera, Grade 2,
Mary Todd Elementary School, Lexington, KY



National Second Place Winner, Division II/Kentucky First Place Winner, Division II:
Calli Lykens, Grade 4, Lewis County Central Elementary, Vanceburg, KY


Kentucky First Place Winner, Division III: Win Aye, Grade 7,
Henry Moss Middle School, Bowling Green, KY


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