District holds yellow bus drills

First Student driver discusses bus rules with Arbor Hill Elementary students.

The district, along with transportation partner First Student, is holding yellow bus drills on Sept. 11-12.  The informational sessions, which are driver led, include a discussion of bus rules plus brief reminders about what to do in the event of an emergency.

The September safety overview differs from the late-fall evacuation drills, which will be scheduled for November.

“Safely getting your student to and from school is our number one priority,” explains Transportation Director, Denise Towne.

“Please take a couple of minutes to talk to your student about bus expectations.”

For elementary schools that begin at 8 a.m., buses will arrive approximately 15 minutes early for dismissal to conduct the drills. For elementary schools that begin at 9 a.m., the driver will conduct the drill prior to releasing the students to the school in the morning.

If you have any questions about these drills, or transportation in general, please call 518-475-6170.