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S.Res. 260 (115th): A resolution designating September 2017 as “School Bus Safety Month”.

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 18, 2017 (Resolution Agreed to by Senate).



1st Session

S. RES. 260


September 18, 2017

(for herself and Mr. Booker) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to


Designating September 2017 as School Bus Safety Month.

Whereas, every school day in the United States, approximately 500,000 public and private school buses carry more than 26,000,000 children to and from school;

Whereas school buses comprise the largest mass transportation fleet in the United States;

Whereas 55 percent of all K–12 students ride a school bus, totaling 260,000,000 miles for each of the 180 school days in a year, or 46,800,000,000 miles driven annually;

Whereas the Child Safety Network, celebrating 28 years of national public service, supports the CSN Safe Bus campaign, which is designed to provide the latest technology and free safety and security resources to the school bus industry;

Whereas the designation of School Bus Safety Month will allow broadcast and digital media and social networking industries to make commitments to disseminate public service announcements that are produced in order to—


provide resources designed to safeguard children; and


recognize school bus drivers and professionals;

Whereas key leaders who are deserving of recognition during School Bus Safety Month and beyond have provided security awareness training materials to more than 14,000 public and private school districts, trained more than 80,000 school bus operators, and provided more than 80,000 counterterrorism guides to individuals who are key to providing both safety and security for children in the United States; and

Whereas School Bus Safety Month offers the Senate and the people of the United States an opportunity to recognize and thank all of the school bus drivers in the United States and the professionals who are focused on school bus safety and security: Now, therefore, be it

That the Senate designates September 2017 as School Bus Safety Month.