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.




Enter the National School Bus Safety Week Poster Contest for Next Year
2021’sTheme: Be Safe – Know the Danger Zone  Deadline: February 12, 2021

Thousands of school districts in over 40 states participate in local and state-level competitions to select artwork drawn by students that depicts school bus safety-related themes and encourages and promotes school bus safety.  Posters can be drawn anytime until February 26, 2021. Every poster and slogan must harmonize with the 2021 poster contest theme:  Be Safe – Know the Danger Zone.  States/provinces must submit their winning entry to ASBC by April 1, 2021 to be used in promoting the theme in October 2021. National winners will be announced in May.


The national winning poster will be distributed to states and schools during June 2021.


Downloadable Resources

Love the Bus

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

National School Bus Safety Week and Next Year’s Poster Contest 

Schools across the nation observe National School Bus Safety Week the third week of October. The 2021 October theme is “Be Safe – Know the Danger Zone.” We also hope schools will encourage their students to participate in the National School Bus Safety Week Poster Contest. There are several divisions and prizes. Students are asked to draw posters that convey Be Safe – Know the Danger Zone. The national contest is open only to winners of state/province contests or contests held by overseas US military installations. The state winners are due at the ASBC offices by April 1, 2021:  ASBC / 13800 FM 1826 / Austin, TX 78737.

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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