Queensbury bus drivers visit elementary classrooms to read books about manners on the bus

Allen Kawa has only two rules on his bus. 

“Be safe and be happy,” Kawa told kindergartners before he opened a book and read to the class. Bus driver reads book to students

Queensbury Union Free School District bus drivers took time this week to visit classrooms at Queensbury Elementary School to read students a book titled, “Manners on the School Bus” and talk to kids about bus safety. 

The read aloud program is just one of several initiatives sponsored by the district to improve relationships on buses and reinforce positive behaviors to make students and drivers feel safe and respected. 

Bus driver reads book to kindergarten students“Using good manners on the bus means everyone can have a nice trip,” Ann Chagnon read to the kindergarten students. “Good manners help keep you safe too.”

The Transportation Department held bus huddles at both William H. Barton Intermediate School and Queensbury Middle School to celebrate National School Bus Safety Week, which is always held the third full week of October.