At the October Board of Education Meeting, Director of Operations Gary Doll presented Board members with a resolution designating October 22-26, 2018, as National School Bus Safety Week. Held each year during the third week of October, National School Bus Safety Week is designed to promote and celebrate school bus safety. School buses are considered the safest way to transport students to and from school and according to the American School Bus Council and today’s school buses are designed to be safer than passenger vehicles in avoiding crashes and preventing injuries.
Supervisor William Peck, a retired Ohio State Highway Patrol officer, oversees the Transportation Department of the Huber Heights City Schools. Members of our Transportation Department devote countless hours to maintaining and driving our fleet of over 48 buses used for the secure transportation of our students to and from school and school-sponsored events. Each year, our transportation staff of 35 drivers and 9 aides safely transport over 2,800 students to our schools each day and cover approximately 419,400 miles annually. Bus drivers must also undergo background checks, motor vehicle records checks, random drug and alcohol testing, and participate in professional development in order to obtain and maintain their licensure.
On behalf of the Huber Heights Board of Education, I want to thank the drivers, aides, mechanics, administrative assistant and supervisor that comprise our Transportation Department for the valuable and safe services they provide to the students and families of our school district. As always, if you have questions about our schools, please contact me at the Administrative Offices (237-6300) or through e-mail at Susan.Gunnell@huberheightscityschools.org.