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This week is National School Bus Safety Week

National School Bus Safety week takes place each October, serving as an important reminder to prioritize safety near school buses.

According to the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT), the 2020 National School Bus Safety Week theme is “Red Lights Mean STOP!” When a school bus displays flashing red lights, other vehicles must stop until the flashing red lights are no longer displayed. More information on required stopping for school buses from the Iowa DOT is available here.

The NAPT offers many school bus safety tips and resources for students, families, educators, and the wider community. School buses are crucial to ensuring Bobcat students are transported safely to and from school – it is vital for everyone in the community to maintain caution and awareness near school buses!