To help bring awareness to the safe transportation of students, the Francis Howell School District observed National School Bus Safety Week.
FHSD has over 160 bus routes and transports more than 11,000 students daily, from households across the 150-square-mile district.
The most dangerous part of a school bus ride is when the students are getting on and off the bus. Motorists are encouraged to pay attention to school buses when bus warning lights are flashing. Flashing yellow lights on a school bus are a warning to slow down and prepare to stop. Flashing red lights and the extended stop arm require all motorists to stop for children entering and exiting the bus and crossing the street.
Getting children to and from school safely and on schedule makes bus drivers, mechanics and other transportation personnel an integral part of schools and communities. FHSD and First Student, the District’s transportation provider, work together each day to provide safe transportation to all students.
Francis Howell thanks its transportation staff for the care and attention they show children and for being an important part of the educational team in FHSD.