National School Bus Safety Week – October 15-21, 2006
National School Bus Safety Week is an active and evolving public education program designed to promote school bus safety. It's an excellent way for everyone - parents, students, teachers, motorists, school bus operators, school administrators, and other interested parties – to join forces and address the importance of school bus safety.
In the early 1990's, the National Association for Pupil Transportation, the National School Transportation Association and the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services joined forces to form the National School Bus Safety Week Committee and coordinate School Bus Safety Week activities throughout the country. The members of the committee, joined by several other sponsors make this annual event possible. As a result, what was once a disparate series of loosely connected state-level events has become a national celebration of school bus safety.
The centerpiece of National School Bus Safety Week is the National SBSW Poster Contest. Thousands of school districts in over 40 states participate in local and state-level competitions to select art work that depicts school bus safety-related themes and encourages and promotes school bus safety. The winning posters are used to promote safer school transportation for everyone.
For more information about the National School Bus Safety Week Poster Contest, visit the National Association of Pupil Transportation at http://www.napt.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=7