ALBANY, N.Y. — This week marks School Transportation Personnel Appreciation Week in New York state.
The New York Association for Pupil Transportation (NYAPT) reported that during the week, many school district transportation departments and school bus contractors throughout the state will recognize school bus drivers, technicians, attendants and monitors, dispatchers and routers, trainers and safety specialists, and supervisors and managers. They will celebrate with such appreciation events as pizza lunches, coffee and bagel breakfasts and hot dog barbecues.
To further commemorate the state’s men and women who transport more than 2.3 million children in a yellow school bus on a daily basis, NYAPT provided the public with the following statewide data:
NYAPT also provided the public with information on how school buses within the state are built and inspected, the steps necessary to become a school bus driver in New York and the benefits of riding a yellow school bus.