Tools for Schools

District administrators, principals and teachers: Click to read, print and download toolkit items including:

District Administrators

Best Practices for Communicating About School Transportation

As you are challenged to communicate critical information about school transportation to parents, district officials and other stakeholders, know that you are not alone. Use these best practices supplied by ASBC, representing a unified voice of the school transportation industry including public and private transportation providers, school bus manufacturers and state officials responsible for pupil transportation. Download the Benefits Media Kit at


Auto Advice for Schools: School Bus Safety

Help students and parents learn the critical facts they need to know in keeping children safe around the bus and loading the bus. Download the safety media toolkit at and distribute to parents and teachers.


Love The Bus Interactive Valentine Lesson Plan

ASBC is asking teachers and students to participate in a fun and educational activity by having students customize and print or e-mail Love The Bus valentines to their bus driver. If a computer lab is not available, template Love The Bus valentines can be printed for students. Encourage schoolchildren to write a thank you letter or story or draw a picture of their bus driver on their valentine. Students can complete either phrase: I love the yellow school bus because… I love the school bus driver because… Valentines can be presented to bus drivers on Valentine’s Day, February 14.


High School Video Contest Scholarship

The American School Bus Council announces “The Value of the Yellow School Bus to Education High School Student Video Scholarship Contest.” The contest is open to any individual who is enrolled in high school in the United States. No purchase of any sort is necessary, and there is no entry fee. Each submission must be the work of one individual (the “Entrant”) and must be submitted by May 24, 2019. There will be a scholarship to the student, with a matching donation to the school.

ASBC seeks to use the winning videos to raise awareness and appreciation for the important role the yellow school bus plays in education. Video can include clips relating to experience of riding the bus to and from school, as well as the student field trips and extra-curricular activities. Videos must comply with the Submission Rules listed on the website and be submitted by Friday, May 24, 2019. In addition to the Video Submission, a fully completed Official Entry Form, also on the website, must also be submitted to this ASBC Dropbox Folder Link. The video and signed entry form MUST be labeled with Student Name (example Smith-Entry-Video; Smith-Entry-Form).

Three scholarship winners will be chosen: first, second and third place. First place winner will receive a $2,500 scholarship with a matching $2,500 to his or her school. Second place will receive a $1,500 award with a matching $1,500 to his or her school. Third place will receive $1,000 with a matching $1,000 to his or her school). Only one (1) cash award will be awarded to each winning submission, regardless of the number of people in the video or working on the video. If you have any questions, please contact us at

Contest Rules
Contest Entry Form

Downloadable Resources

Love the Bus

When preparing for your district or school’s activities for February Love the Bus, download material at

Funded by a grant by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the American School Bus Council (ASBC) developed resources to help spread the word about school bus ridership. Check out the resources available to your school at

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