State Superintendent Celebrates School Bus Safety Week Tomorrow

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October 14, 2011

For Immediate Release

Contact: Murrell Martin, pupil transportation director
(801) 538-7666 ∙ murrell.martin@schools.utah.gov

Media Advisory: State Superintendent Celebrates School Bus Safety Week with a Ride to School on the Bus

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry K. Shumway will celebrate National School Bus Safety Week by riding on a school bus to Indian Hills Elementary School in the Salt Lake City School District on Tuesday, Oct. 18.

National School Bus Safety Week is being held Oct. 17-21. In Utah, more than 178,000 children ride to and from school on about 2,400 school buses. If each bus replaces 36 private vehicles, more than 11 million gallons of fuel and $40 million are saved through the use of school buses.

Superintendent Shumway is scheduled to arrive at Indian Hills at about 8:10 a.m. where he will make a few short remarks about school bus safety and will be available for questions from the media.

WHO: State Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry K. Shumway

WHAT: School bus ride and media availability to highlight National School Bus Safety Week

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 8 a.m.

WHERE: Indian Hills Elementary School, 2496 St. Mary’s Drive, Salt Lake City (About 25th East and 14th South, a couple of blocks east of Foothill Drive)

CONTACT: For more information on school bus safety, please contact Murrell Martin, pupil transportation director at the Utah State Office of Education, 801-538-7666 or murrell.martin@schools.utah.gov. For more information about Indian Hills Elementary, please contact Principal Earl Arnoldson, 801-584-2908 or earl.arnoldson@slcschools.org. For more information on National School Bus Safety Week, please visit https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=NAPT&WebCode=SBSW.

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