National School Bus Safety Week
Oct. 17–21, 2016
Schools around the country will recognize School Bus Safety Week in 2016, celebrating the theme: "Bully Free Zone!"
CSEA is a leader in educating school employees about bullying prevention strategies. Our California Paraeducator Conference, which is open to school bus drivers and other classified employees, regularly features workshops on bullying and keeping kids safe.
CSEA is a leader in advocating for student transportation safety in California, including sponsoring the 1968 law that requires all buses to carry the "Stop when Red Lights Flash" sign. Studies have proven that the most dangerous part of the school bus ride for children is when they get on and off the bus. Remember to pay close attention to school buses when you see them driving on the street and teach children how to be safe when boarding and exiting the bus.
CSEA is proud to represent more than 8,500 school bus drivers and other transportation workers. These dedicated employees ensure that school buses remain the safest form of transportation in America. According to the National Safety Council, school buses are 172 times safer than the family car.
School Transportation Professionals
From winding country roads to busy city streets, school bus drivers carry the most precious cargo: our children. School bus drivers, mechanics and other school transportation personnel are the safest and most qualified in the state.
They also care about the kids and the community. Bus drivers know that parents want the peace of mind that comes from trusting the person behind the wheel of the big yellow bus.
School bus drivers volunteer for more training than any other drivers in the state, and they are all required to pass an extensive background check before they receive a license to drive a school bus.
Getting kids to and from school safely and on schedule makes bus drivers, mechanics and other transportation personnel an integral part of our schools and our communities.