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National School Bus Safety Week


Join us Oct.16–21 in emphasizing the importance of school bus safety and saying thank you to all who transport Montgomery County Public Schools students during National Bus Safety week.

National School Bus Safety Week is a public program designed to educate the public about the importance of school bus safety. Each year schools organize events to bring attention to school bus safety and to recognize the critical role school bus employees play in providing safe transportation to our students.

The MCPS Department of Transportation services approximately 102,000 students on our buses, logging 19.8 million miles per year. Our nearly 2,000 bus attendants and bus operators are tasked with an enormous responsibility to safely transport our students to and from more than 230 schools, field trips, and school sponsored activities.

The theme this year is a unique reminder to motorists and students about the dangers that exist outside the school bus, "Safely Rolling to My Destination."

It is important to remind our students, staff, and families about school bus safety, including expectations for students when they are entering and exiting, as well as riding the school bus. This is also an opportunity to highlight the Maryland school bus laws for motorists to ensure they are aware of when and how to stop for school buses to ensure the safety of our students. School Bus Safety Week is held to raise awareness so that everyone can remain safe while students ride the bus.