National School Bus Safety Week is October 16-20

National School Bus Safety Week serves as a reminder for students, parents, teachers and the community to keep school bus safety in the forefront. This year’s theme is STOP ON RED!

School bus transportation plays a critical role in the education of Ohio's students as the direct link between home and the classroom. It would take 550,000 cars daily to transport the 800,000 students to school who ride Ohio's 14,500 school buses. Ohio ranks 10th in the nation for the number of students riding a bus. Only six states have more buses than Ohio. Buses travel nearly 1 million miles each day, or 20 times around the nation’s interstate highway system.

Seneca East has 13 route buses that travel over 156 sq miles and transports around 700 students to and from school daily.  

The biggest risk facing Ohio's buses is a distracted driver.