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Safe Rider Program. “Safely Transporting Our Future”. Presented by: Reginald Rowe CCSD Safe Rider Task Force, Chair. What is Safe Rider?.

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safe rider program

Safe Rider Program

“Safely Transporting Our Future”

Presented by:

Reginald Rowe

CCSD Safe Rider Task Force, Chair

what is safe rider
What is Safe Rider?

The safe rider program is a new approach to student management for school buses. The core of the program is promoting personal accountability as it relates to bus behavior.

why is safe rider needed
Why is Safe Rider Needed
  • Poor student behavior is the most reported difficulty by drivers.
  • 46 percent of school bullying happens on the school bus*.
  • Overloading School administrators with countless bus referrals.
  • Misbehavior endangers the safety of all passengers.

*Source: Kamaron Institute 2006

parent concern
Parent Concern
  • Six in Ten parents are concerned about having their children ride The School Bus.*
  • Six in Ten parents consider the School Bus to be an important part of the education system.*

Source: * American School Bus Council Partner “Tool Kit”

safe rider concept
Safe Rider Concept

Accountability

how is this achieved
How is this achieved?
  • Training
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Steadfast Support
  • Partnerships
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Safe Rider Program
  • Designed to promote instant accountability.
  • Invites all parties to become members of the Safe Rider Team.
  • Reminds students that riding the School Bus is a Privilege.

How Does it Work?

current statistics barber middle school safe rider pilot program
Current StatisticsBarber Middle School Safe Rider Pilot Program

(Implemented after spring break 2008)

barber srp
Barber SRP
  • A total of 20 students were after school guests of the Safe Rider Program from March 26th to May 19th.
  • A Reduction of 86 referrals from the 06-07 figures with only 2 months of the program in 07-08.
  • No complaints from parents.
  • Administration fully behind the program.
current statistics garrett middle school safe rider pilot program
Current StatisticsGarrett Middle School Safe Rider Pilot Program

(Implemented last four weeks of school)

Total Referrals

SRP

Began

garrett srp
Garrett SRP
  • A total of 18 students were after school guests of the Safe Rider Program.
  • A Reduction of 45 referrals from 06-07 figures with only 1 month of the program in 07-08.
  • No complaints from parents.
  • Administration fully behind the program.
our plans
Our Plans
  • Implement the program county wide in 08-09, improving safety and correcting poor behavior on buses.
  • Conduct presentations at open house to introduce students and parents to the program.
  • Continue to use the allotted funds from the monitor program.
  • Introduce a Safe Rider Contract for student transportation.
  • Introduce a Graduated Discipline Plan.
in conclusion safe rider
In Conclusion Safe Rider
  • Promotes 360° accountability for bus safety.
  • Empowers drivers with valuable tools.
  • Shares workload reducing stress on all parties.
  • Teaches the valuable lesson of teamwork.
  • Increases retention rate among drivers.