A message from Superintendent Dr. Nathan Morris:
The 2019 Flashing Red. Kids Ahead. School Bus Safety Campaign runs through the month of August to remind you and all drivers that it is ILLEGAL to pass a stopped school bus when its red lights are flashing according to Act 166 of 2019. Additionally, using a cell phone in a school zone is illegal according to Act 37.
Act 2128 of 2005, also known as Isaac’s Law, lists penalties for passing a stopped school bus including up to a $1,000 fine and potential loss of your driver’s license, court dates, community service hours, and jail time depending on the offense. This law is named in honor of a 9-year-old boy who was killed in the Bryant School District by a vehicle just after he stepped off of his school bus.
Our students are the most precious people in our school district and it’s up to all of us to keep our kids safe when buses are loading and unloading. Our School Resource Officer, administrators, teachers, and your fellow parents are watching to make sure we all remember: Flashing Red. Kids Ahead.