Elementary and middle school students may have had two days off school this week, but bus drivers from Centerville City Schools were still hard at work.
On Thursday and Friday morning, the Transportation Department held training for more than 150 bus drivers and aides. The employees discussed safety measures, such as possible tornado shelters along their routes and how to deescalate situations while students are on board. In addition, they reviewed their bus inspection checklists, practiced safely dropping off and picking up students, and worked on their defensive driving skills.
According to Assistant Transportation Supervisor Andy Trick, this training is required each year for school bus drivers.
“We do the training to keep our drivers sharp,” Trick said. “It makes them think more about what they’re doing every day, tests their skills as a driver, and helps to keep them at their best so our students are safe.”
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.