School Bus Safety Awareness Week – October 17 to 21, 2016

The Strait Regional School Board reminds everyone that school bus safety is a shared responsibility.  Please slow down in school zones and pay extra attention to students walking to school.  Please never pass a school bus when its red lights are flashing.  

The safe actions of all drivers help to ensure that our students travel safely to school.  Students, parents/guardians, motorists, the school bus driver, teachers, the RCMP and School Board Transportation Department staff share the responsibility for bus safety.  By working together, we will ensure that the bus trip is a safe one. 

Strait Regional School Board staff deliver the annual student bus safety program to all Grades Primary to Six students.  This program teaches students many aspects of bus safety including how to behave while on the bus, walking  to  and from  the  bus  stop and how  to  get off  and move safely away from the bus, to name a few.  In addition, the School Board has developed a brochure entitled, School Bus Safety:  A Guide for Students and Parents/Guardians.  The brochure also contains valuable information for families along with highlighting the rules of bus safety, student safety and evacuation procedures.  This brochure can be accessed in the Document Depot section of the School Board’s web site,

For more information and resources related to school bus safety, and to learn about the annual Student Video Contest, please access the Nova Scotia School Bus Safety website at In addition, you may wish to access the Safety Services Nova Scotia website at