The first week wrapped up for Wisconsin’s first school district to install seat belts on school buses. Bus drivers have the new responsibility of making sure every student is buckled up.
Van Galder Bus Company’s School Bus Manager Nancy Sonnag says if students refuse to buckle up, the driver is instructed to stop the bus until they do. If the students refuse further the driver writes up a misconduct report for the school district who will determine the discipline.
Five buses have the belts. Two are used on regular school routes, three as charters for teams and field trips.
Contributed by Beth Wheelock-WCLO