Hen Hud Students Learn the Importance of Bus Safety
Elizabeth Gilleo, Hendrick Hudson's Supervisor of Transportation, and members of her staff have met with elementary students in all three buildings over the last week to discuss bus safety. On Wednesday morning, Mrs. Gilleo talked to young students at Frank G. Lindsey about the importance of seat belts, knowing their bus route, listening to their bus driver and more. They had a chance to ask questions and learned how to properly cross the street by checking the bus' lights and maintaining eye contact with their bus driver.
Students were then let onto a school bus, buckled themselves in, and were shown the vehicle's various safety features. The lesson ended with students sliding one by one out of an emergency exit, giving them familiarity with proper procedures in the event of an emergency.
"We've been doing this for about five or six years because bus safety is important," Gilleo said. "We come in and make sure everyone on the same page with our safety measures and knows our procedures in case of an emergency."