Held during the third week of October each year, National School Bus Safety Week is a way for parents, students, and teachers to recognize the importance of school bus safety. The Avon Maitland District School Board, along with other school districts across the country, take time to promote the importance of school bus safety and also celebrate the hard working school bus drivers who help ensure this.
Throughout Huron and Perth County there are 65 school buildings with approximately 20,500 students attending. Each day over 12,000 students ride a big – or little – yellow school bus or van to and from school. The fleet of 343 buses covers more than 37,500 kilometres each day. Huron Perth Student Transportation Services is a consortium of two school board partners which serve Public and Catholic students living in Huron and Perth Counties. They provide safe, secure transport to all of our students and provide up to date information on school cancellations and weather delays.
“School Buses are one of the safest ways for children to get to school. Every day, over 16,000 school vehicles transport over 800,000 students to school. In Huron and Perth Counties, local school bus companies transport over 12,000 students each day covering more than 36,000 km. If you see a stopped school bus with the alternating lights activated and the stop arm out, students may be crossing the road. Please stop for the school bus and keep everyone safe. “
-David Frier, Huron-Perth Student Transportation Services GM