Our goal in the RSU#73 Transportation Department is to be a positive influence on all students and to provide a safe, comfortable, and clean environment on the bus.
To teach and model safety, courtesy, discipline, and respect. To support and respect educators, parents, and other drivers, and all staff in their efforts to mold our students into well adjusted, motivated and respectable young adults.
The transportation department visited each classroom from Pre-K to Grade 5 the last few weeks to teach about school bus safety. Thank you to the teachers and Mr. Glynn and Mr. St.Clair for allowing us to come in and spend time with each class. We had a great time interacting with our wonderful students and teaching them why we do what we do each day…that it is our most important job each day to get them to school safely and get them home safely. We have a portable bus seat that we use for training and the students love it. At the Primary level, each student gets the chance to show how to properly sit and they all learn..”Bottom to bottom, back to back, backpack in your lap”. This is how we expect every student to sit on the bus. Every lesson and bus rule that we go over, we stress about safety.
At the Elementary level, we still teach the same lessons, but it is a little more interactive at this level. Questions are asked and answered, and we love hearing from our students. Our hope is that every student comes away from our training with the lesson that we enforce the bus rules because we care about them and their safety each and every day.