DCSD celebrates National School Bus Safety Week at Browns Mill Elementary School.

DeKalb County School District (DCSD) showcased one of its new environmentally-friendly school buses during an Oct. 19 assembly at Browns Mills Elementary School to celebrate National School Bus Safety Week.

As a part of the ceremony, DCSD introduced one of its new 130 new propane-fueled school buses. These buses offer an increase in safety, as well as a smaller environmental impact compared to traditional school buses.

In addition to the unveiling of the buses, a number of DCSD bus drivers made an appearance at the event and were honored by students for their service. Full of excitement, the students of Browns Mill cheered for each of the speakers and were given commemorative stickers.

In attendance were Superintendent/CEO R. Stephen Green, who was joined by School Board member Vickie Turner, officials from the Georgia Commute Options, and also other DCSD members.

“When I was young I knew I was in good hands, and I felt safe on that bus,” Green said to the students. “And so, I want to make sure we take full advantage of not only bus safety week, this week, but all through the school year. Make sure to do the kinds of things that will make it safe for you, and for others.”

Written By: Austin Leachman, DCSD Communications Intern