Transportation Department is a double winner

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Here are recent successes from the Transportation Department of Chesterfield County Public Schools:

Statewide award

Chesterfield County Public Schools’ reorganized training program for bus drivers won the Pupil Transportation Safety category of the 2014 Governor’s Transportation Safety Awards. School system representatives will receive the award during a 1:15 p.m. ceremony on June 12 in the Old House of Delegates Chamber of the state Capitol. This is the third time Chesterfield County Public Schools has won the Pupil Transportation Safety award. Earlier wins came in 2006 and 2001.

The Transportation Department revamped its training program to offer targeted support to drivers who have had accidents or other problems. This is in addition to the new driver training that all school bus drivers complete when they are hired by Chesterfield County Public Schools.

National grant

Chesterfield County Public Schools won an anti-bullying grant of $2,500 from Seon, which supplies cameras used inside school buses. There were only seven grant winners in North America.

The grant, which includes four anti-bullying kits for schools, will be used to connect School Bus Safety Week (Oct. 20-24, 2014) with National Bullying Prevention Month (October) and Blue Shirt Day World Day of Bullying Prevention (Oct. 6, 2014). School bus drivers will learn more about the campaign during August training sessions.