Since 2007, American School Bus Council (ASBC) has celebrated the school bus’ influence on learning through stories that span the nation. Each February, we invite students, schools, and educators to highlight the important role of the yellow school bus in their communities and show appreciation for the school bus drivers who safely transport more than 25 million children to and from school every day. By sharing your stories, you can help promote the benefits of the school bus on a national level.

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Since 2007, American School Bus Council (ASBC) has celebrated the school bus’ influence on learning through stories that span the nation. Each February, we invite students, schools, and educators to highlight the important role of the yellow school bus in their communities and show appreciation for the school bus drivers who safely transport more than 25 million children to and from school every day. 

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Love the Bus

ASBC Launches Love the Bus Celebration
on Feb. 4 at Two Orange County Public School Events

American School Bus Council (ASBC) launched its annual “Love The Bus” campaign at two separate Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) events in Orlando Florida. There was a student assembly at an OCPS elementary school, followed by a recognition of all OCPS transportation employees at the new OCPS transportation facility.

The program started at 9:50 am at Rock Springs Elementary School with remarks by OCPS officials and the ASBC council. Then, A.L. Reeves, Director of Mentoring, at Harford County Public Schools in Baltimore, spoke to students, drivers and guests about the importance of the school bus safety. ASBC and OCPS also recognized the school bus drivers and provided them a certificate and small gift.

The day’s celebrations continued at OCPS’ new Pine Hills Bus facility at 5140 Pine Hills Road with a short program starting at 11:30 am. Mr. Reeves also address the transportation employees present.  The three major school bus manufacturers – Thomas Built, Blue Bird and IC Bus brought buses to view some of the latest technologies available.

Join OCPS in Celebrating Love the Bus Month. Launched in 2007, Love The Bus is a month-long celebration held every February.  The event celebrates the importance and role of the yellow school bus in education, with a particular focus on thanking school bus drivers for safely transporting more than 25 million children to and from school every day.  Love The Bus events are held at schools, school bus facilities, and other locations across the country.  The events raise awareness and appreciation for the experience of riding the bus to and from school, and they recognize the diverse group of professionals whose daily efforts make the yellow school bus part of the fabric of American life.

School Districts and Contractors Encouraged to Celebrate Love The Bus

Local school districts and contractors are encouraged to hold their own Love The Bus events. 

  • Post Activities on Social Media. On the ASBC Facebookpage or Twitter, districts can share stories, videos and photos about how they observe Love The Bus. They should use #LoveTheBus or @WELOVETHEBUS so everyone can see what they’re doing. Based on the number of likes and how the posts commemorate the meaning behind Love The Bus, ASBC will award a $250 first prize, $150 second prize and $100 third prize. Creators of the top three selected posts will receive VISA gift cards.
  • Don’t Forget to Download Love The Bus Materials. At lovethebus.org, ASBC provides downloadable materials to help with Love The Bus events, including certificates, cards and coloring sheets. ASBC’s color sheet, “Stop for Safety” reminds individuals to STOP when children are loading or unloading from the bus.
  • Share Articles or Photos. Districts and contractors can also submit stories at lovethebus.org.
    • Recognize a Special Driver. Submit a story about a driver or employee in school transportation who deserves recognition for their efforts in supporting student safety. Stories will be shared on the ASBC website. Let’s focus the national spotlight on the individuals who safely transport children to and from school.
    • Share Photos or Tell Us About Your Love The Bus. Share photos or stories  #LoveTheBus and @WELOVETHEBUS with ASBC through twitter.

Downloadable Resources

Love The Bus Driver Certificate of Appreciation

Print certificates of appreciation to reward drivers for their dedication and service to protect and take care of America’s schoolchildren.

Stop for Safety Coloring Sheet

Print, color and share.

Love the Bus Coloring Sheet

Print, color and share.

Love The Bus Cards

Download the PDF file, print them on your printer and cut in half. 

Love The Bus Driver Cards

Download the PDF file, print them on your printer and cut in half. 

Love the Bus Lip Cutouts

Print, cut and share.

Love the Bus Bumper Magnet

Use this art to create a bumper sticker or magnet for your vehicle.

Love the Bus Lip Magnet

Use this art to create a 5 x 7 inch magnet.

Love The Bus Driver Name Badge Template

Parents and children want to know their bus driver. Download these name badge PDFs, customize and print. The badge stock is Avery Template 5390.

Love The Bus Driver Adhesive Name Badge Template

Parents and children want to know their bus driver. Download these name badge PDFs, customize and print. The adhesive badge stock is Avery Template 8395.

Reach Out: The American School Bus Council appreciates your interest and wants to hear from you. Please email us with any questions, thoughts, or suggestions at info@americanschoolbuscouncil.org, or sign up for updates.