As a way of thanking school bus drivers statewide for their commitment to keeping students safe, The Office of Transportation for the South Carolina Department of Education has established February 11-15, 2019 as School Bus Driver Appreciation Week in South Carolina. Barnwell School District 45 joins this celebrations of our outstanding School Bus drivers and monitors!
According to the National Safety Council, school buses are the safest way to get to and from school—13 times safer than riding in the family vehicle and 10 times safer than walking. Each school day in South Carolina, the families of over 700,000 students count on school bus drivers to safely transport their children. These bus drivers—whether operating a bus on a route, taking a team to a game, or driving a school group to an activity—are a critical component of the education process, and their dedication to ensuring the safety of their students often goes overlooked.
Thank you so much to our drivers and monitors, as well as Transportation Department staff, for all you do to transport our students safely!