Stand Up For School Bus Safety Coalition Launched

Thursday, October 19, 2017
The Stand Up for School Bus Safety Coalition announced the launch of their newly-formed organization. In attendance at a press conference were community leaders, parents, drivers, monitors, school faculty, allied organizations, and citizens concerned about school bus safety. 
 
The organization’s formation comes nearly a year after a tragic school bus accident in Chattanooga where six children were killed and dozens more were injured.
Speakers at the event stressed that everyone throughout the community in Chattanooga – parents, grandparents, school bus drivers and monitors, community and faith leaders, teachers, principals and school administrators – has an important role to play in school bus safety. 
 
The Stand Up For School Bus Safety Coalition plans to educate and advocate around school bus safety in Hamilton County. Their first activity will be the distribution of a school bus safety tips poster throughout the community. 
 
"The Stand Up For School Bus Campaign is very much needed" said Ezra Harris, president of the Woodmore Neighborhood Association. "Everyone should get involved in this effort, and I'm happy to see someone picking up the ball on this issue."
 
The Stand Up for School Bus Safety Coalition encourages anyone who wants to help in a constructive way to participate in the organization. Like the group on Facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/standupforschoolbussafety/ or call 423-408-2001 for more information.


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