Bus drivers go back to school for bullying education | News
HOPKINS COUNTY, KY (WFIE) - Hopkins County school bus drivers are in school, we getting mandatory training about school bus safety. With school just around the corner, representatives from the Madisonville Police Department spoke to the bus drivers today on the rising issue of bullying. Officials say 30% of bullying happens on school buses. Police instructed the driver on how to deal with difficult situations as well as operate a 10-ton piece of machinery.
"A school bus driver they have to be the teacher, the principal, the bus driver, they have to be everything all in one, " says Lt. Robert Carter. "And not only thinking about that thinking about the fact that they actually face in the opposite direction."
"So we want to make certain the when that child gets on that bus in the morning, no matter what kind of evening they've had or what type of morning....that they know they are going somewhere safe," says Marci Cox, director of pupil transportation for Hopkins County Schools.
The school year for Hopkins County Schools begins August 7.