HOUSTON — Houston Independent School District (HISD) bus drivers renewed their efforts to promote school bus safety by taking a stand against bullying.
Last week, HISD school bus drivers learned strategies for creating a positive bus climate by establishing clear expectations and understanding the importance of consistency in discipline for riders during the week-long effort. They also received instruction on how to respond to bullying behavior while the bus is in motion and while the bus is stopped.
The district's buses were fitted with signage that makes it clear to students that bullying will not be tolerated.
"For many children, riding the school bus is a great part of their education experience," HISD Transportation Project Manager Deborah Williams said. "We want all HISD children to feel comfortable and safe on our school buses."
School bus drivers and students who ride buses were encouraged to take a pledge against bullying.