Over the past two weeks, all students who ride buses have been practicing how to evacuate safely. Students ran through two drills -- evacuating out of the rear of the bus and a split evacuation, with some students exiting through the rear of the bus and some through the main door. In addition, elementary and primary school children got on buses, along with their teachers, to see how all the emergency exits work and to ask questions about the bus and safety equipment in case of an actual emergency.
“This is an important safety drill that we do each fall with our bus riders,” said Andy Trick, Assistant Transportation Supervisor for Centerville City Schools. “In the unlikely event of an emergency, we want students to be prepared so they can get off the bus safely and quickly.”
Centerville Schools operates 119 buses, which will travel nearly 1.4 million miles this school year.
Centerville City Schools serve more than 8,100 students in Centerville and Washington Township in southwest Ohio, offering a variety of educational programs to a diverse student population. The district operates 13 school buildings, as well as two preschools and a bus facility accommodating and servicing more than 100 buses. Visit www.centerville.k12.oh.us for more information.
|Students at PVS practice evacuating the bus safely, with the help of their teachers.|
|One of Centerville's bus drivers explains safety procedures to students at Cline Elementary.|
|Centerville High School students practice evacuating out of the rear of the bus.|