Franklin Elementary kindergarten teacher Jon Kroeger and Trooper J.J. McCain assist a kindergartner out the emergency exit on a school bus as part of Bus Safety Week activities.
DELPHOS — Kindergartners at Franklin Elementary School are participating in National School Bus Safety Week. Van Wert County Highway Patrol Trooper J.J. McClain led the program with a video presentation aimed at teaching the students bus safety practices.
Motor vehicle inspectors Tina Eley and Al Joseph, along with Trooper McClain and teachers, participated in a hands-on training with students demonstrating proper distances when waiting for and walking in front of a bus. In addition, emergency safety exits were explained and the students were coached through an emergency exit drill.
National School Bus Safety Week runs through Friday. There are approximately 474,000 school buses transporting around 25 million children, covering roughly 41 million miles, to and from school every day in this country. This observance is sponsored by: National Association for Pupil Transportation, National School Transportation Association, National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation, National Safety Council, and School Bus Manufacturers and Suppliers. Their goal is to educate students and the public about school bus safety. This year’s theme is “I See the Driver – The Driver Sees Me!”
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