- HISD operates more than 1,000 school buses
- School buses travel about 70,000 miles a day
- HISD transports more than 30,000 students a day
- All HISD school buses use bio-diesel fuel
- All bus drivers receive at least 20 hours of training each year
The week of October 21 is National School Bus Safety week and HISD’s Transportation Department has found a creative way to bring attention to the importance of safety on the school bus. Transportation Field Safety Investigator Curtis Harris, who is also a local musician, came up with a catchy song and some even catchier dance moves to remind students and drivers about staying safe on the school bus. It’s called “School Bus Talk,” and with a little help from the HISD Multimedia Department, Harris produced a music video.
“I wanted to do something fun that would get the students’ attention but also teach them an important lesson,” said Harris. “HISD drivers transport over 30,000 students every day on our school buses and we take pride in keeping our kids safe.”
Performers in the video include students from Yates High school, Peck Elementary, and the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. HISD bus drivers also got in on the action. Check out their dance moves by watching the video, and please share it with your friends, family, and students.