District and County Recognize National Bus Safety Week

District and County Recognize National Bus Safety Week
Posted on 10/18/2016

National School Bus Safety Week is this week, Oct. 17-21.  In recognition of the importance of safely transporting students, school director Mike Davis rode on bus 65-11 on Monday, as bus driver Alice Keith delivered students safely home from Krisle Elementary School. 

 

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Earlier in the day, Robertson County Mayor Howard Bradley signed a proclamation recognizing the week as National School Bus Safety Week in Robertson County. 

 

Assembled with Mayor Bradley for the proclamation were Davis, School Board Chair Connie Hogan, RCS Transportation Supervisor Joshua Hinerman, and a number of RCS school bus drivers.

 

The proclamation from the Mayor’s Office read as follows:

 

Whereas, Robertson County Schools bus drivers safely provide nearly 7,000 student rides every day delivering our children to and from the district’s twenty-one schools; and

 

Whereas, the RCS fleet of 103 buses travels an average of 6,500 miles per day and more than 1.1 million miles per year, in darkness and daylight, covering roughly 476 square miles, two times each day, and

 

Whereas, the entire RCS pupil transportation department bears tremendous responsibility, through devising complex routes and schedules, helping families make transportation arrangements, maneuvering traffic in varying road conditions and maintaining the conduct of the children on the bus; and

 

Whereas, the hardworking men and women of the RCS pupil transportation team are providing nearly 500 more daily student rides this year compared to last year; and

 

Whereas, the commitment to safety by the RCS pupil transportation team is evidenced in the required 16 hours of formal safety training every employee receives annually, along with the countless hours of personalized safety training given to each driver and monitor annually under the direction of certified instructors; and

 

Whereas, the RCS pupil transportation department proudly employs one certified 3rd Party CDL Test Examiner who works in conjunction with the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security in the CDL licensure process by providing CDL testing services to surrounding school districts and Robertson County Schools Transportation department; and

 

Whereas, because he recognizes that school bus drivers and monitors need everyone’s help in keeping students safe on the bus; the Pupil Transportation Department Transportation Supervisor has purchased Barney the Robotic School Bus Safety program in order to help educate students and the public on the dangers that lurk in and around the yellow school bus; and

 

Whereas, the 103 professional school bus drivers, 68 professional bus monitors and other transportation personnel of Robertson County Schools are totally dedicated to providing safe, efficient and equitable transportation services; and

 

Whereas, the RCS bus fleet is maintained by 5 school bus technicians who work diligently to ensure that RCS buses are some of the safest in the State of Tennessee;

 

Now, Therefore, I, Howard Bradley, Mayor of Robertson County, Tennessee, do hereby proclaim October 17-21, 2016 as

 

National School Bus Safety Week

Be It Further Resolved that this proclamation be presented to Joshua A. Hinerman, Director of Transportation for Robertson County Schools.

 

 

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