School Bus Driver Appreciation Day
Posted on May 3
On Monday, May 3rd, Northland schools encourage parents and community members to join them in showing appreciation to School Bus Drivers. The first Monday in May, May 3, 2021, has been declared “School Bus Driver Appreciation Day” by the Student Transportation Association of Alberta.
School Bus Drivers are the unsung heroes of school divisions. School Bus Drivers impact a child’s day from the first morning greeting to the final farewell at the end of the day. When surveyed, drivers across the province universally declare that they drive because they care about children, they care about their communities and they want to make a meaningful contribution.
Through the dark, ice, snow, rain, mud, dust, heat, wildlife, and other motorists; With happy, sad, upset, and sick kids. School Bus Drivers are there for the students. School Bus Drivers work hard to keep the busses clean and operating day after day to get our kids to school and help ensure success.
Northland School Division (NSD) owns 54 buses that service 31 divisional bus routes. Our buses travel approximately 700,000 kilometers per year.
Thank you to all NSD bus drivers for your dedication, patience, and commitment to safety.