The Belle Plaine School District would like to take this opportunity to say “Thank You” to our bus drivers for ensuring the safe transport of our students. The drivers’ dedication to safety and commitment to the community are truly appreciated!
Governor Sam Brownback has proclaimed Wednesday, October 22, 2014, as School Bus Drivers’ Appreciation Day in Kansas. Each year, Kansas school bus drivers transport more than 200,000 students in excess of 66 million miles. Kansas currently employs 4,272 school bus drivers. Belle Plaine bus drivers transport students in excess of 79,000 miles each school year. Belle Plaine USD 357 currently employs seven drivers. In addition to obtaining a commercial driver’s license, Kansas school bus drivers complete training in accident prevention, first-aid and CPR. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, school buses are designed to be safer than passenger vehicles in avoiding crashes and preventing injury, making them the safest mode of transportation for getting children to and from school.
October 2014 is National Principals Month
U.S. News & World Report reviewed more than
31,000 public high schools. Belle Plaine High School
was one of 32 Kansas High Schools to receive an award.
The Kansas School Safety hotline (1-877-626-8203) is available for use by students, parents, and community members in anonymously reporting any impending school violence. Let’s keep Kansas kids safe!