October 19-23, 2015, is 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, 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 the fleet of over 48 buses used for the secure transportation of our students to and from school and school-sponsored events. Our buses 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.
We encourage our community members, parents, and students to join the Huber Heights Board of Education and myself in thanking the members of 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.
Reach Supt. Susan Gunnell at 237-6300 or through e-mail at Susan.Gunnell@huberheightscityschools.org.