The School Zone: News

 

Approximately 300 Transportation employees in Spring Branch ISD were celebrated during National School Bus Safety Week, the third week in October. The theme of this year is “Red Lights Mean STOP!”

Here are the ways the Transportation leaders showed their appreciation for the employees’ dedication to serving students and to safety:

 

  • This Is How We Roll! Transportation staff received appreciation notes and Blow Pops one day after the afternoon bus runs, and popcorn the next.
  • On Pink Out Day for cancer awareness day, employees wore pink and received packages of Skittles.
  • On Friday, employees wore red to align with the Red Lights Mean STOP! theme. They enjoyed breakfast tacos after their morning bus runs. Signs of appreciation and balloon arches decorated a bus parked next to the serving area, and served as a colorful backdrop for Transportation “family” photos.

When asked why it is important to spotlight bus safety, bus driver Early Mae Crocket reminded car drivers in the community to be sure to stop when bus red lights are flashing for the safety of students and to avoid a ticket! “Also, respect the size of the bus,” she said.

Andrew Goodman said, “It is nice for our work to be acknowledged. Teachers are with their students each day, and we are here for them, too!”

Several employees had fond words of praise for the Transportation leaders. “I love this job,” said Jay Sofolahan. “Everyone is friendly and works as a team. I really like working with Ms. Sherri, our Transportation Director. She is a great leader.”

See more pictures from the Transportation department's celebrations here.