From winding country roads to busy city streets, school bus drivers carry the most precious cargo: our children. School bus drivers, mechanics and other school transportation personnel are the safest and most qualified in the state.
They also care about the kids and the community. Bus drivers know that parents want the peace of mind that comes from trusting the person behind the wheel of the big yellow bus.
According to the National Safety Council, school buses are about 40 times safer than the family car. CSEA members have pushed for this level of safety by sponsoring several legal reforms over the years, including the 1968 law that requires all buses to carry the “Stop when Red Lights Flash” sign.
School bus drivers volunteer for more training than any other drivers in the state, and they are all required to pass an extensive background check before they receive a license to drive a school bus.
Getting kids to and from school safely and on schedule makes bus drivers, mechanics and other transportation personnel an integral part of our schools and our communities.
Bus drivers are the people who make sure that students get to school and back home safely every day. They are the first school workers to greet students in the morning and the last to wave goodbye to them in the afternoon.
Handling everything from routine maintenance to major overhauls, district mechanics ensure that maintenance equipment, school buses and other vehicles used for transporting students and staff operate smoothly and safely. The preventive maintenance they perform on a daily basis saves school districts money on costly repairs and equipment replacement.