BEND, OR -- Bend-La Pine students new to riding the bus, including kindergarteners, are invited to get on a school bus and learn about safety this week. The district’s transportation department hosts the Winnie the Pooh School Bus safety program to reduce the intimidation felt by some students.
One-hour sessions take place between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the following dates and locations:
- Tuesday, August 15 - Bend-La Pine Transportation Department, 501 SE Second Street, Bend
- Wednesday, August 16 - Bend-La Pine Transportation Department, 501 SE Second Street, Bend
- Friday, August 18 - La Pine Elementary, 51615 Coach Rd, La Pine
Students will learn how to cross the street safely, line up to wait for the bus and about behavior expectations while riding the bus. A Spanish-speaking staff member will be available during all sessions. Refreshments will be provided.
For more information on the Winnie the Pooh School Bus Safety Program, contact 541-355-5702.