Bus training held at Pioneer Tech

Ponca City Now - July 24, 2015 8:53 am

More than 100 area school bus drivers met July 16 for a four-hour continuing education meeting at Pioneer Technology Center.

Schools present were Ponca City, Newkirk, Tonkawa, Blackwell, Woodland, Kildare, McCord, Pioneer Tech, Deer Creek- Lamont, Medford, Frontier, Peckham, and Shidler.

The special presenter was Gary Rudick with the Oklahoma School Security Institute. Rudick, regional representative for the School Security Institute with the State of Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security, presented " Security Training for School Bus Drivers ." The course was designed to provide drivers and bus safety monitors with training on school security issues.

Recognizing that school bus drivers are often the first and last school employee to interact with students each day, the course trains drivers to manage safety threats and security issues on board their buses.

Bus drivers also covered new laws for railroad crossings procedures and a presentation from Operation Life Saver regarding train safety. Pioneer Tech continues to offer this service to area schools free of charge.

Founded in 1973, Pioneer Tech has had more than 40 years of assisting students and businesses in Kay County. For more about Pioneer Tech call 580-762-8336 or visit www.pioneertech.edu .


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