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In gratitude to bus drivers

For decades, long yellow buses have been an iconic symbol for education in North America – for both the United States and its neighbors to the north in Canada – providing millions of children with transportation to and from school, as well as on field trips, to “away” athletic events and more. With this in mind, the nation observes National School Bus Safety Week each year in October. Phil Campbell Elementary School participated in the observance by learning about school bus safety and making cards and treat bags of appreciation for their school bus drivers.

PCES Principal Jackie Ergle said art club students were responsible for making thoughtful cards to hand out to bus drivers, and a few classes worked to put together treat bags of candy. Students gave out their creations when they left school Wednesday of last week.

Ergle said students were also encouraged to remember school bus safety, particularly not running to get on the bus from their classrooms – but walking, instead.

“Alabama has a school bus safety record of which we can all be proud; however, maintaining this excellent record requires the combined efforts of the entire education family including school staff, students, parents, and other citizens,” said State Superintendent of Education Michael Sentence, in a memo promoting School Bus Safety Week.