Presentation on theme: "Love the Bus 2011. Opportunities for parents, students & the media to raise awareness abut school bus transportation and safety by recognizing those."— Presentation transcript:
Love the Bus 2011
Opportunities for parents, students & the media to raise awareness abut school bus transportation and safety by recognizing those who make it happen every day American School Bus Council (ASBC) created the Love the Bus Campaign in 2007 More than 26 million students are driven each day on more than 480,000 school buses every day
PREPARE FOR YOUR EVENT TODAY! Go to the Love the Bus Website: Bus Driver Testimonials Favorite Bus Driver Submissions Valentines Educators’ Toolkit Fact Sheets Coloring Pages Certificates for students
Transportation Directors 1.Send letter/ to all school principals to give them ideas and links for their teachers for LTB week 2.Work with district communication or PIO office to have press release or media information sent out 1 week prior to 2/14/11 3.Encourage drivers of elementary students to decorate the inside of the bus with valentines 4.Allow buses to park at schools on 2/14 so that classroom may come out to visit the bus, thank driver and leave a note 5.Insure all transportation staff and school board members are aware of national LTB activities
Student Decorated Card Holders
School Bus Contractors 1.Give the drivers a Love the Bus logo item (t-shirt, pin, sticker, etc.) to wear while driving 2.Host a driver appreciation event in your terminal 3.Purchase ad space on a billboard near a high traffic area for a thank you 4.Issue a joint press release to the community about Love the Bus and asking the community to recognize school bus drivers they see 5.Work in conjunction with the school district
LOVE THE BUS! T-Shirts
Drivers Love Food (Don’t we all!)
“Gifts” for Drivers
State Directors 1.Send a blast to all local directors encouraging them to participate 2.Create a web page specific to your state's Love the Bus activities. 3.Coordinate a state official riding the school bus and notify media example: 907/campaign-encourages-more-students-to-board-buseshttp://charlotte.news14.com/content/ /campaign-encourages-more-students-to-board-buses 4.Personally get involved in a love the bus event and make some sort of official announcement, proclamation, etc. 5.Host a webinar or post a video explaining to districts what they can do and why it is important.
LOVE THE BUS! Student Involvement Driver Appreciation Press Event
LOVE THE BUS! STUDENT INVOLVEMENT Send on-line Valentine Greetings Hand-made Valentine Cards LOVE THE BUS – autographed lips to Kiss the Bus Welcome the Drivers School Bus Safety (e.g. Buster the Bus)
Print Blank Cards in Various Sizes
Kiss the Bus!
LOVE THE BUS – MUSIC!!
What if? What if the school buses that are on the road today weren’t on the road?
School Buses keep an estimated 17.3 million cars off roads surrounding schools each morning Carpooling to school creates –Unnecessary vehicle idling –Higher emissions –Wasted fuel and money –Safety concerns What if the school buses that are on the road today weren’t on the road? What if?
ASBC Fuel Calculator
Why Ride the Bus? Help the Environment Gateway to Education Keep Kids Safe Safest Vehicles Dedicated Professionals Equal Access Parental NeedsReduced Traffic Reduced Pollution & Costs