Richland One joins in the observance of February as Love the Bus Month, a national campaign of the American School Bus Council to raise awareness and appreciation for school bus drivers. The district recognizes its dedicated bus drivers who have transported thousands of students, delivered countless meals and assisted the district in using its buses as internet hotspots for virtual learning during the pandemic.
Rick Grisham, Richland One’s director of student transportation, encourages district students to “show a little love” to their bus drivers during Love the Bus Month. “Making drivers feel appreciated is pretty easy. Write them a note, draw them a picture or just say ‘thank you’ when you board or exit the bus.”
The Love the Bus website -- www.lovethebus.org -- has printable thank you notes, coloring sheets and other resources students can use to show their appreciation. Students, teachers and parents also can learn more about the campaign by viewing The Amazing School Bus, an adorable animated video, at https://youtu.be/_E_Qszc0nY0 .