H. RES. 239
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
May 23, 2013
Mr. Peterson submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce
Expressing support for the designation of the third week in October as National School Bus Safety Week and for the designation of Wednesday of that week as National School Bus Drivers Appreciation Day.
Whereas school bus drivers and all school transportation staff, including managers, monitors, trainers, mechanics, and dispatchers, make substantial contributions to the future of America and to the development of our Nation's young people as knowledgeable, responsible and productive citizens;
Whereas excellence in education is dependent on safe, secure, and peaceful routes to school and school settings;
Whereas the safety and well-being of many students rely on school bus drivers and the school transportation team to get them to and from school and other events in a safe, professional manner;
Whereas school bus drivers and all school transportation staff, including managers, monitors, trainers, mechanics and dispatchers, are an invaluable component of our educational system and have preformed an outstanding job transporting our most precious resource, young students; and
Whereas the third week in October will be designated as National School Bus Safety Week and the Wednesday of that week will be designated as National School Bus Drivers Appreciation Day to promote efforts to provide all our Nation's schools with positive and safe learning climates: Now, therefore, be it
That the House of Representatives—
celebrates the dedication and contributions that school bus drivers, managers, trainers, monitors, mechanics and dispatchers make for our children every day across the country;
supports the goals and ideals of National School Bus Safety Week and National School Bus Drivers Appreciation Day; and
calls upon the people of the United States to observe such a week and such a day with appropriate ceremonies, programs, and activities.