National School Bus Safety Week and School Bus Transportation Employees Appreciation Day

10/19/2015

WHEREAS, the health and safety of all Virginian children is essential to the happiness and well-being of the Commonwealth’s families and communities; and

WHEREAS, public transportation helps thousands of Virginia’s children arrive safely to and from school each day; and

WHEREAS, the average school bus transports 54 students, replacing approximately 36 family vehicles, increasing the convenience and efficiency of student transportation; and

WHEREAS, school buses are designed with safety measures, including bright colors, stop sign arms, and cross-view mirrors to avoid crashes and prevent injuries; and

WHEREAS, the highest standards of school bus safety are maintained through rigorous driver training and certification requirements; and

WHEREAS, school bus transportation employees should be recognized for their steadfast commitment to safely transporting the Commonwealth’s students;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize October 19-23, 2015, as NATIONAL SCHOOL BUS SAFETY WEEK and October 20, 2015, as SCHOOL BUS TRANSPORTATION EMPLOYEES APPRECIATION DAY in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.

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