Please help reinforce these bus safety tips with your child at home!
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has developed a standard crossing signal to help protect students when they need to cross the street to board the bus or after exiting the bus. The school bus driver will first hold palm out indicating that students should WAIT before stepping into the roadway. After the driver has checked for safety, he or she will then give students a “thumbs up” indicating that the students should then check for traffic and then cross the street. The driver will indicate the direction to walk by pointing with his or her index finger. Durham Public Schools began implementing this procedure in October. For detailed information on the student’s crossing process, please click here (or here for a Spanish version). In addition, you can watch this video produced by Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools to see the process in action.