Starting school is always an exciting time for Arkansas’ students and their families. While academic achievement is always a top priority, it is just as important to be mindful of student safety in and around school buses.

The Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas Association of Pupil Transportation are proud to launch the Flashing Red. Kids Ahead. school bus safety campaign, which begins its sixth year. The 2018 campaign has been expanded to include the entire month of August.

Educators, parents, school bus drivers and community leaders throughout the Natural State are encouraged to remind Arkansas motorists to obey all traffic laws whenever they are near a school bus. Also, motorists are reminded that it is illegal to pass a stopped school bus whenever its red lights are flashing, as students are present. The fines, penalties and punishment for anyone found guilty of illegally passing a stopped school bus were increased dramatically by Act 2128 of 2005, also known as Isaac’s Law.

Please contact us at (870) 874-2801, if you have questions or concerns about the transportation of your child or their experience on the bus.