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NO. R-109.  House concurrent resolution honoring Vermont’s school bus drivers.


Offered by:  Representatives Endres of Milton and Metzger of Milton.

Offered by:  Senator Mullin of Rutland District and Senator Collins of Franklin District.

Whereas, Vermont’s school districts often encompass large geographic areas, necessitating extensive use of school buses to transport students, and

Whereas, each school day, approximately 75,000 students and their parents rely on dependable school bus service, which a school district provides either directly or through a contract with a local transportation company, and

Whereas, there are over 2,000 licensed school bus drivers in this state who operate 1,800 registered school buses, and

Whereas, school bus drivers deliver their young passengers safely to class and extracurricular activities in both fair and foul weather, and

Whereas, school bus drivers safely transport students from before sunrise until after sunset, making every reasonable effort to maintain their schedules, and

Whereas, the National Safety Council has documented the far smaller number of accidents and fatalities per capita on buses than in automobiles, and

Whereas, Vermont’s school bus drivers are dedicated to performing their duties in a courteous and safe manner, and

Whereas, on Saturday, April 9, 2005, the Vermont School Transportation Association will hold its annual School Bus Driver Appreciation Day in Randolph to honor these unsung heroes of our state’s educational infrastructure, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly honors Vermont’s outstanding school bus drivers for the vital role they play in assuring students arrive safely and promptly at their destination, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Dawn Hill-Fleury, Secretary of the Vermont School Transportation Association, in Essex.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont