South Dakota school districts that provide transportation are invited to be part of a national stop arm violation count survey. The survey is being conducted by the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services. Its purpose is to document the problem of illegal passing of school buses. The association will use the information to develop initiatives to improve the safety of students in school bus loading zones. South Dakota is a member of the association.
South Dakota has chosen Tuesday, April 12, as the day to complete the survey. On that day, drivers are asked to fill out this form and return it to the districtís transportation contact. The districtís transportation contact, in turn, tallies the results and reports them at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LocalStopArmReport.
Participation is voluntary. For more information, click here. Contact Carol Uecker, South Dakota Department of Education, with questions. (605) 773-4771.