Students at Sandy Creek Elementary School recently practiced emergency evacuation procedures using the South Jefferson Transportation Department’s Safety Bus.
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The students in Pre-K through fifth grades were assisted by staff members as they escaped the bus through the emergency roof hatch and emergency window exits.
These practice drills are important preparations in the event of a bus accident which prevents escaping through the front or rear doors.
The Sandy Creek Transportation Department drivers complete extensive testing and training every year to maintain their school bus driver certification.
Practice bus drills ensure both students and drivers are familiar with alternative exits on the buses.
For more information about the Sandy Creek Transportation Department, visit the website at www.sccs.cnyric.org or call Robin Cashel, Transportation Supervisor at (315) 387-5068.