First-time riders can learn school bus rules in Burlington, Oakville, Milton, Halton Hills


Published June 6, 2024 at 3:19 pm

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Those who will be taking the school bus for the first time in September can learn all about the rules of the ride.

The young students, and their parents, are encouraged to attend the safety sessions held by Halton Student Transportation Services (HSTS), the bus company responsible for getting children safely to and from school.
HSTS is jointly operated by the Halton District School Board and the Halton Catholic District School Board to provide transportation for students in Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills.
The First-Time Rider Safety Program is a program funded by the Province of Ontario, and provided by HSTS  to assist parents and first-time riders in understanding the importance of school bus safety. It is meant to help students and their parents feel more comfortable riding a school bus before the first day of school.
Parents of all first-time riders are encouraged to bring their children to the free sessions, which will feature a classroom presentation on school bus safety, including a special video and a demonstration on a school bus.
School bus company safety officers and bus drivers will talk to the children and their parents about safely getting on and off of the bus, proper behaviour on a school bus, crossing the street to get to a waiting bus and overall school bus safety. In addition, a handout will be provided to all young riders with tips on school bus safety.
The First-Time Rider Program will be hosted on August 24 at various locations.
To find out where you can attend and to register, follow this link.


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