Pupil Transportation Green Ribbon Safety Award in Division 1
The 2019 Georgia Department of Education, Pupil Transportation Safety Award will be awarded to schools across Georgia based on system size by FTE. The state systems were divided into 8 divisions by size. There is a winner and runner-up in each division. A system will not be selected two years in a row, but a winning system would be eligible one year after a win.
The selection criteria is based on information from the systems annual Superintendents Report. Accuracy, timeliness and completeness of all components of this report shall be taken into consideration by the committee selecting the Safety Award winners each year.
The criteria will be based mainly on what each system is doing to promote a safe and vibrant pupil transportation system. Systems where Best Practices are evident and systems that go above and beyond minimum expectations will be selected. Efficiency in routing, finances and leadership will also factor in as the committee views the guiding safety principles for transporting children first.
Treutlen County Transportation was awarded the Green Ribbon School Bus Safety Award in Division 1. The four criteria areas were Safety, Reporting, Efficiency and Leadership.
Annually, bus drivers attend safety training mandated by the Georgia Department of Education. Additionally, students in Grades Pre-K through 5th grade are instructed on bus safety and evacuations during the first week of school. The district has also implemented PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Expectations) Expectations to remind students to be READY TO RIDE. Ready to Ride means being seated at all times, whispering to the person seated with you and keeping hands to yourself.