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Moving Students to Learn: Kerrville ISD Honors
Bus Drivers During National School Bus Safety Week
Kerrville ISD is recognizing its bus drivers during National School Bus Safety Week October 17-21. KISD buses transport more than 2,000 children and cover over 1,200 miles on average each day. Buses begin their routes as early as 5:45 am and return after 5:45 pm.
"School bus safety week is a great time for us to remind drivers to be cautious and alert around school buses," Brad Harvey, Director of Transportation said. "Our motto at the Transportation Department is 'Moving Students to Learn', which is our top priority."
The State of Texas requires all bus drivers to pass a 30-hour certification class and take an eight-hour refresher course every three years. All bus drivers in the State must pass a CDL physical and eye exam with a doctor every year. Also, KISD buses are equipped with interior cameras, stop sign arms and flashing LED lights.
"We have a wonderful, dedicated staff. We have one driver who has been with KISD for over 20 years, three Tivy graduates, one retired coach, two police officers and a published author working as bus drivers," Harvey said. "We also have five husband and wife combos working for us."
Additionally, Harvey is a Certified Texas Pupil Transportation Official and serves on the Central Texas Pupil Transportation Board.
Transportation department employees will be honored with a luncheon during the week and district employees will have a chance to thank bus drivers and aides for their service to KISD.
KISD One of Five Texas School Districts to Earn Postsecondary Distinction for Third Consecutive Year
The Texas Education Agency 2016 state accountability system's distinction designations were released on Sept. 14. All Kerrville ISD campuses and the district earned the highest state accountability rating, Met Standard. Kerrville was one of only 24 school districts that achieved Met Standard. Every campus in KISD earned two or more distinction designations.
Additionally, Kerrville ISD was one of only five school districts to have earned the Postsecondary Readiness Distinction Designations for all three consecutive years in which it has been a part of the state accountability system. For the full press release, click here.