Translation Page
« August 2014 »
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6

 

Username:
Password:
SPARK
PWCS E-News
Prince William Network - Distance Learning
PWCS TV
America's Promise Alliance - 100 Best Communities Award
PWCS Tip Line
Stay Alert: School Buses Will Roll on September 2
On the first day of school, 838 buses will pick up more than 62,000 children and take them to school.

August 29, 2014

On Tuesday, a fleet of 838 Prince William County school buses will roll, some as early as 6 a.m., to pick up children and take them to the county’s 94 schools. More than 62,000 of an estimated 86,000 students will be transported by bus. School Division staff work hard to ensure the safety of students on buses, but their safety also depends largely on the willingness of motorists to follow laws concerning school buses.

Motorists are reminded that flashing yellow lights in school zones will be on beginning September 2. School zone lights were turned off at most schools in the county during the summer.

By law, motorists must stop when a school bus is stopped with its red lights blinking and stop sign extended, except when the bus is on the opposite side of a median strip. Motorists must also stop if the bus is loading or unloading children and the signal devices are not functioning properly. Passing a stopped school bus is considered reckless driving. This is a misdemeanor in Virginia and violators face fines of up to $2,500 and jail time, as well as six points on their driving record.

“School buses are the safest form of ground transportation on this planet, and we want to keep it that way,” said Edward Bishop, director of Transportation Services for Prince William County Public Schools.

PWCS bus schedules are now online and in the mail.

Warning! This Web page may contain links to one or more Web sites outside the PWCS network, which are not PWCS venues and may not reflect the views or opinions of PWCS. PWCS does not control the content of such Web sites and does not sponsor or endorse any messages, products, or services contained on such Web sites.

Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy Policy | View "printer-friendly" page | Login   
Site powered by SchoolFusion.com © 2014 - Educational website content management