School Bus Law Now in Effect

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

It's designed to keep your kids safe on their school bus.

The State now requires schools to offer their students and teachers a one day course on how to evacuate from a school bus in case of an emergency.

The Transportation Director for the Ector County School District, David Morris, says teachers, students, and bus drivers have to go through the training every semester.

Before that, the school district only trained bus drivers, and students that rode them once a year.

Training for students involves watching an instructional video that lasts about an hour.

David Morris say it's worth the effort to help reduce bus related injuries.

"Probably 85 to 90 percent of the students in the school district is going to end up in a school bus at one time or another during the school year," Morris said.

School officials say by doing the training session every semester, everyone will be up to date on what to do in case of an emergency on a bus.