DECLO, Idaho (News Release) - This was the first appearance for Buster the Bus at Declo Elementary School and other elementary schools around Cassia County School District this year.
Bus safety is a top priority in the school district. The official school day starts as soon as a student steps on a school bus. Proper training extends beyond bus drivers another transportation folks. Teaching younger students to be safe when loading and crossing for home had a fun flair with Buster, the motorized and talking miniature bus.
Students were able to listen to Buster and ask questions. Transportation Director Jim Hamilton hopes to reinforce the importance of looking up to the driver and help students remember the safety tips they are taught.
The program is designed for kindergarten to second-grade students but Hamilton is looking to expand it to other grades next year.