Kindergarteners Get Practice School Bus Ride
Back to school is just around the corner, but for some little ones this will be their first time. It’s why the Wayzata School District held a bus safety event for kindergartners. This year more than 950 kindergarteners will be starting school in the Wayzata District.
“Providing a safe bus ride is a priority for the school district,” said Kristin Tollison, director of administrative services for the Wayzata School District.
Tollison says the district is required by the state to do safety training for all incoming kindergarteners.
“We decided to make a virtue of a necessity and make it a fun day. Families come and bring their siblings, mom, dad, whoever, grandma, grandpa. We also introduce them to other things in our district such as our food service program called culinary express, our community education program, a variety of other things we do in the district,” Tollison said.
Drivers must stop anytime a school bus has flashing lights and its stop arm is extended. But drivers don’t always follow the law, so it’s always a good idea to tell kids to look both ways and don’t assume drivers will stop at crosswalks.