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October 24, 2013  |   Comments (34)   |   Post a comment

Houston drivers get creative for ‘School Bus Shuffle’ video

Houston Independent School District's "School Bus Shuffle" video covers such safety topics as using the handrail when boarding the school bus, keeping one’s feet out of the aisle and reporting instances of bullying to the bus driver.

Houston Independent School District's "School Bus Shuffle" video covers such safety topics as using the handrail when boarding the school bus, keeping one’s feet out of the aisle and reporting instances of bullying to the bus driver.

HOUSTON — In honor of National School Bus Safety Week, Houston Independent School District’s (HISD) transportation team got their creative juices flowing and created a bus safety music video called “School Bus Shuffle.”

Transportation Field Safety Investigator Curtis Harris, who is also a local musician, came up with a catchy song and some equally catchy dance moves to remind students and drivers about staying safe on the school bus.

“I wanted to do something fun that would get the students’ attention, but also teach them an important lesson,” Harris said. “HISD drivers transport over 30,000 students every day on our school buses, and we take pride in keeping our kids safe.”

The video covers such safety topics as using the handrail when boarding the school bus, keeping one’s feet out of the aisle and reporting instances of bullying to the bus driver.

Performers in the video include HISD bus drivers, as well as students from Yates High school, Peck Elementary and the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. The school district’s multimedia department helped Harris produce the video.

“School Bus Shuffle” is below.

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Love it !! Great Job !!

Stacy    |    Jul 31, 2015 12:45 PM

Excellent video! Would love to share with my school - could you email a copy of the lyrics to me?

Wendy    |    Jan 17, 2015 09:08 AM

The most creative safety video I have ever seen. Great job . Planning on showing all my drivers here in Horry County, South Carolina Jim Wright Director of Transportation Horry County South Carolina

Jim Wright    |    May 15, 2014 08:20 AM

Hello, Could you please email me your lyrics to this song for my Skills USA project about bus safety? I think it was a very great song to show the kids at my school. I'd appreciate the lyrics. Thank you.

Tuesdae    |    Mar 12, 2014 10:57 AM

Love it. I am a bus driver. My plans was to do a bus video. U beat me to it. Love your video.

Jessie Chatmon    |    Feb 07, 2014 04:36 PM

Leave it to Houston, Great video! It takes a caring person to transport our children with safety in mind! Special shout all the way to Corpus Christi Texas Independent School District drivers!! Thank you!

marie    |    Jan 05, 2014 01:03 PM

this was awesome and yes kids relate to music, this approach was the best loved it !!!

rose    |    Jan 04, 2014 11:14 PM

Very nicely done. Great mode for the rest of North America!

Steve Roberge    |    Jan 02, 2014 04:48 AM

Awesome video!! When everyone pull together, life works great!!!

Sandria M    |    Oct 30, 2013 05:39 AM

Was totally awesome. Luv'd it!!! Great job

Victoria mollenkof    |    Oct 28, 2013 08:36 PM

Fantastic. Would like to get a copy. Please let me know.

Roberta    |    Oct 25, 2013 08:19 PM

Totally loved it good job..

Truman    |    Oct 25, 2013 05:43 PM

This video ROCKED!! Excellent Need a copy, how do I go about getting one???? Please email me.

karen Redmon    |    Oct 25, 2013 12:39 PM

That is awesome Houston! I commend you for reaching out and teaching students to protect themselves in and around the school bus!! A great Rap!!

Tammy Webb    |    Oct 25, 2013 10:18 AM

Really nice Video With Drivers and Students working together.

Frank R. Chavez    |    Oct 25, 2013 10:00 AM

Fabulous! Now that is an great example of PROFESSIONAL drivers who care about the children and their work! Great job HISD.

CJ    |    Oct 25, 2013 09:39 AM

Great job Houston! That was excellent!!!

Tim Bentz Cascade School    |    Oct 25, 2013 08:48 AM

Great Video...this should be able to share with our students in the classrooms during school bus safety can we do this? Nice Job!

Michelle    |    Oct 25, 2013 08:45 AM

The Best School Bus Safety Week Presentation I have seen thus far. Super Job!!!!!

CECIL COLLINS    |    Oct 25, 2013 08:30 AM

That was amazing. Very fun, I found myself dancing and singing along. Im going to try and share this with all my drivers at the next safety meeting.

Claire    |    Oct 25, 2013 08:09 AM

Too Cool... this needs to be shared in all the schools and class rooms....

Linda Smith    |    Oct 25, 2013 07:26 AM

As a parent I love the video - this will get the rules followed by children faster than letters or just speaking . . . I also work for Henry County School System Transportation - I wish we could show this in everyone of our schools to all students. Thanks for your sharing. Great idea - great work!!!Donna O.

Donna Ogburn    |    Oct 25, 2013 07:24 AM

That was Terrific :) I want everyone in our bus yard to see this.

phyllis spaulding    |    Oct 25, 2013 07:22 AM

Too cool...perfect and wish this would be seen by all kids riding the school buss! :)

Sandra    |    Oct 25, 2013 07:11 AM

I can use this.

Tom Reimer    |    Oct 25, 2013 06:25 AM

Great video...

Mark    |    Oct 25, 2013 06:01 AM

Wow! I was so impressed! Great job!!

Katherine    |    Oct 25, 2013 05:33 AM

What a fun and creative way of promoting safety on and off the school bus. What a great video. It captured my attention and I felt part of the message. Great job!

Paula Long-Simmons    |    Oct 25, 2013 03:57 AM

As a Retired Bus Driver This is the best one I have seen, I know the students will like it and music is the best way to get to students. Great show

Bobbi Martin    |    Oct 24, 2013 07:46 PM

This was rocking! I loved it and plan on showing this to all my employees 500+ in colorado. We support you and all your doing to honor great employees across the country that drive students. Congrads HISD this took alot of work and coordination among your teams and glad to see your district supported you on this effort!

Nicole Portee    |    Oct 24, 2013 06:15 PM

Loved it !!!!

Janet    |    Oct 24, 2013 05:59 PM

Loved this! The kids relate to stuff like this. I would love you guys to make a Rap video on the "Steffi Crosser"! Check it out at

Victoria DeCarlo    |    Oct 24, 2013 04:42 PM

That's Great!

Cindy    |    Oct 24, 2013 04:11 PM

Thank you. That's awesome.

Julie    |    Oct 24, 2013 03:39 PM

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