Promoting Peaceful Buses

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As part of the district’s ongoing commitment to character education, students at Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School have engaged in a new initiative this spring called the “Peaceful Bus Program.” 

This schoolwide program is designed to promote the importance of good behavior, create a climate of respect and cooperation, and change the social dynamics on a school bus by building strong relationships among students and the bus driver. The aim is to develop a positive and safe environment for all students and to increase their sense of responsibility for what happens on the school bus.

The program was organized by JAE assistant principal Dr. Courtney Herbert with the help of the school’s bus drivers. Teachers and bus drivers met with students to enhance their bus community through a character education activity.  Additionally, the school created a bulletin board of all of the bus route groups to serve as an ongoing reminder of these relationships.