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Oct. 21-25 Is Bus Safety Week

October 21, 2019

Oct. 21-25 is National School Bus Safety Week and Dripping Springs ISD asks all drivers to join the effort to provide a safe environment for bus riders by observing school bus laws and displaying courtesy to buses and bus riders. This year’s theme is "My School Bus, The Safest Form of Student Transportation!" The theme of National School Bus Safety Week is derived from the Student Poster Contest the year before.

National School Bus Safety Week is an active and evolving public education program and an excellent way for parents, students, teachers, motorists, school bus operators, school administrators, and other interested parties to join forces and address the importance of school bus safety. Dripping Springs ISD drivers transport approximately 2,200 students between home and school each day, and buses collectively drive more than 4,000 miles each day.

"The safety of our students is our very clear priority in the DSISD Transportation Department and we are truly committed to that role,” said Director of Transportation Pam Swanks. “We have dedicated drivers who take their responsibility very seriously. We ask all motorists to respect bus safety laws, exhibit extra caution around buses, and do their part to ensure the safety of our students."

Safety tips for bus riders are available on DSISD’s Transportation Department website:

Dripping Springs ISD also reminds drivers that it is illegal to talk or text on a cell phone in active school zones. Also, please keep in mind that, for the few bus stops that exist on Highway 290, drivers in both directions must stop.