The week of October 19-23 has been designated as School Bus Driver Appreciation Week and National Bus Safety Week. The Baldwin County School District would like to thank our bus drivers who take great pride in their task of transporting our students to and from school safely every day.
National School Bus Safety Week is held during the third full week of October each year. This week is focused on parents, teachers, students, support staff, school administrators, motorists, and school bus operators coming together to address the importance of bus safety.
Georgia Bus Driver Appreciation Week is a time when education professionals, parents, students, and the community join forces to show their appreciation for the outstanding job that is illustrated through the hard work of school bus drivers year-round.
The entire Baldwin County School Transportation Department is to be commended for its hard work during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. When schools closed in the Spring and students were to finish the school year learning remotely, the transportation department, alongside the Baldwin County School Nutrition Department continued to feed our students from the middle of March to the start of the school year in August. And our bus drivers rose to the challenge of making the school bus experience safer as the new school year began, installing hand sanitizing stations on buses, requiring mandatory masks, and making sure fewer direct contact between students was possible through seating arrangements and loading and unloading procedures. Also, our bus drivers are continuing to deliver meals to our students who are learning remotely on a daily basis.
Please take the time this week to thank our bus drivers for their hard work and for ALWAYS having the safety of our students as your number one priority.