Charles County celebrated National School Bus Safety Week

Charles County celebrated National School Bus Safety Week

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) celebrated National School Bus Safety Week Oct. 21-25. The theme “Stand Back from the Yellow and Black” highlights the importance of obeying traffic laws in regards to stopped school buses. 

CCPS school buses transport more than 23,000 students to school every day on 276 school buses. National School Bus Safety Week gives CCPS the opportunity to recognize more than 300 school bus drivers for their hard work and dedication to keep students and motorists safe.

The following tips can be useful for safe bus travel:

  • remain in direct eyesight of the bus driver;
  • get to the bus stop in plenty of time;
  • take 10 giant steps back from the curb while waiting for the bus;
  • never try to get anything left on the bus after exiting;
  • never reach underneath the bus;
  • follow the driver’s directions for how to cross the street; and
  • be alert to traffic and look both ways.

“We expect safety every day but National School Bus Safety Week is to make everyone aware about school bus safety,” says Director of Transportation Richard Wesolowski.

For more information on transportation and bus information, visit

Charles County Public Schools provides 26,500 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 35 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Patricia Vaira, Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Connie W. Armstead, Section 504 Coordinator (employees/adults), at Charles County Public Schools, central office building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, Maryland 20646. 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.

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