This year’s National School Bus Safety Week is October 20–24, 2014. Established in 1966 by the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT), the National Association for State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS), and the National School Transportation Association (NSTA), this important event is intended to call attention to school bus safety and promote school bus transportation.  This year’s theme is: “At my Stop, You Stop!”

Washington State is known nationwide for its outstanding student transportation program, and almost half of Washington’s public school students ride school buses to and from school every day.  Across Washington State, school district transportation departments ensure students arrive at school safe and ready to learn.  Because of this dedication by transportation departments and the 10,900 authorized school bus drivers, Governor Jay Inslee has proclaimed October 20–24, 2014, as “School Bus Safety Week” in Washington State.

Deer Park School District transports approximately 1900 students every day with an exceptional safety record.  Our drivers are well trained and very concerned with the safety of all the students.  Deer Park School District has an outstanding record involving winter and summer school bus inspections.

Please join with Deer Park School District, Washington State and the Nation to acknowledge National School Bus Safety Week.