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Governor Dayton Proclaims “School Bus Driver Appreciation Day”

2/28/2018 11:12:03 AM

Governor’s proclamation recognizes school bus drivers across the state for their dedicated work to transport more than 760,000 students safely to and from school
ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed Wednesday, February 28, 2018, to be “School Bus Driver Appreciation Day” in the State of Minnesota. Every morning, bright and early, school bus drivers across the state tirelessly dedicate themselves to safely transporting more than 760,000 students of all ages to and from school.
“The State of Minnesota appreciates school bus drivers and recognizes the invaluable contributions they make to public education and student safety,” reads Governor Dayton’s proclamation.
“School bus drivers transport thousands of Minnesota children to and from school each day,” said Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius. “School bus drivers play a critical role in ensuring that kids in every corner of our state have access to great educations. I thank Minnesota bus drivers for their service.”
“School buses are Minnesota’s largest form of mass transit. These drivers ensure that Minnesota children get to school safely and on time,” said Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle. “I sincerely thank them for their work, and encourage all Minnesotans to do so as well.”
The Minnesota Association for Pupil Transportation (MAPT) is hosting an event today at 10:00am to celebrate School Bus Driver Appreciation Day. The theme for this year’s event is “celebrating our humble heroes,” and will honor exceptional school bus drivers. Additional details on this event can be found on the MAPT website.
A full copy of the Governor’s proclamation can be found here.
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