Keep up the good work transportation officials

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Last month, students at Pearl River Central Upper and Lower elementary learned important safety rules regarding how to act while riding or getting off and on a school bus.
For the past few years, officials with the school district’s transportation department hosted the SOAR program, which stands for safe, orderly and respectful conduct while riding school buses.
In this day and age, parents are not often afforded the opportunity to drop off and pick up their children from school.
The school bus is a wonderful mode of transportation for students.
It also provides them a chance to make new friends and cultivate their social skills.
However, anytime we travel in our personal vehicles, there are safety precautions that must be taken.
Motorists should pay attention to children standing at school bus stops and come to a complete stop when they see the bus’ stop sign extend.
Likewise, the students need to learn how to read the driver’s signals, how to act on the bus and how to properly react in the event of an emergency.
We salute the efforts of transportation and school officials within the Pearl River Central School District.
Not only do they feed the minds of their students, but appear to be doing everything within their ability to ensure their students’ safety from the moment that child is in their care.
According to officials, disciplinary infractions have decreased as a result of this program.
It’s wonderful to know these children take this program seriously and realize the potential dangers that could result from not listening or paying attention.
Keep up the good work students. You are learning valuable lessons that will remain with you well into adulthood.

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