CCPS Hosts School Bus Safety Summit

CCPS Hosts School Bus Safety Summit
Posted on 08/19/2019
Bus Safety SummitCatoosa County Schools hosted a School Bus Safety Summit on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, at The Colonnade in Ringgold, Georgia. The full-day training included over 400 school bus drivers, monitors, mechanics, and transportation office staff from Catoosa, Walker and Dade County Schools. The Georgia Department of Education Transportation Division, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration/US Department of Transportation, and the Georgia Department of Public Safety/Motor Carrier Compliance Division coordinated to provide the training.

The day also included visits from Mr. Wesley Ross, Field Team Member for Governor Brian Kemp; Georgia Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan; Georgia Senator Jeff Mullis; Georgia Representative Dewayne Hill; Catoosa Sheriff Gary Sisk; and, Catoosa Judge Jeff Hullender.

Catoosa County Public Schools Superintendent Denia Reese, presented plaques to Governor Kemp’s representative and Lieutenant Governor Duncan in appreciation for Senate Bill 25, the first bill signed into law in 2019, which clearly defines rules for when traffic stops for a school bus that is loading or unloading students. The event was funded by donations from local business partners.

In 2018, Catoosa County Schools was awarded the Georgia School Bus Safety Award from the Georgia Department of Education. Comprehensive training, like the one on August 5th, contributed to the district being recognized for training practices, workplace culture, driver retention and recognition tactics.

Pictured: Superintendent Denia Reese is pictured presenting the plaque to Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan
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