Bus safety part of Community Helper Day

posted Feb 26, 2017, 7:21 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Feb 27, 2017, 7:42 AM by District Webmaster ]
The Transportation Department of the Bartlesville Public Schools participated in Community Helper Day at East Cross United Methodist Church's preschool program on Friday, February 24, 2017. Bus driver Cristi Scheer took a school bus to the event and taught about bus safety.

The district safely transports about 1,600 students daily to and from school, and drivers like Ms. Scheer are crucial parts of our community.

In 2016 voters approved a bond issue to improve the district's bus fleet. By the end of this school year the district will have 15 new route buses. Those new buses will boast about three times better fuel mileage than the ones being retired. That, along with lower maintenance costs, will help the district weather continued shortfalls in state school funding.

The district is also acquiring two smaller "people mover" buses and two activity buses, which will be adorned with Bruin graphics. The activity buses will feature underbody storage for students' equipment and used for trips to band competitions and sports games.
Community Helper Day
Driver Cristi Scheer taught bus safety to students on Community Helper Day at the pre-school program at East Cross United Methodist Church