Bus safety practiced at Merwin Elementary

As part of National School Bus Safety Week, the more than 700 students at the Merwin Elementary School held school bus evacuation drills Oct. 21 – 22.

An annual national initiative, School Bus Safety Week, which ran from Oct. 20-24, adopted the theme of “Stop on Red, Kids Ahead” this year.

The school bus safety week is held to remind motorists that that they are required to stop for all stopped school buses that are flashing red lights or displaying the extended stop arm, and gives students a chance to learn how to calmly respond, and know how to exit the bus, in any given emergency situation.