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SYLVANIA, OH (Toledo News Now) -
safety is something Sylvania school leaders say the district takes very
Tuesday, elementary students learned how to stay safe on and off the bus. They
learned how to cross the road safely, safety inside the bus, and how to
evacuate safely in case of an emergency.
training is mandatory in Ohio for all students in Kindergarten through third
grade, but all Sylvania elementary students were involved this year.
bus is the extension of the classroom, so it's important for us to take part in
those drills, as well," said John Dell, director of transportation for Sylvania
Schools. "You never know when an accident may happen, so this just prepares the
children in case such an event would take place."
district experienced a tragic accident three years ago when a Northview High
School student was struck and killed by an SUV. Since then, they have focused
even more on safety.
Nixon is an on-bus instructor, and says they teach children why it's important
to be safe. She says she wants motorists to keep an eye out for school buses
and their yellow lights.
try to go through the yellow light," Nixon said. "Back off and let the bus stop
and do what needs to be done…The little, precious material on the inside of our
buses are much more precious than you getting to work on time…We need to take
care of our children."