El Dorado Public Schools received a perfect score on their state Transportation Safety Review for the 2016-2017 school year.

Only 56 percent of Kansas school districts received a perfect score.

“School buses transport our most precious gi , our children, to and from school and [USD 490’s] achievement of a perfect score on the transportation safety review re ects highly upon [them], [their] sta and [their] school district,” Keith Dreiling, State Director at KSDE, said.

e Transportation Safety Review is an audit that carefully reviews the transportation department’s documentation and adherence to state safety policies.

ey ensure that all bus drivers’ licenses are up-to-date and that they are complying with state Department of Transportation requirements such as requiring driver physicals, drug testing, CPR and rst aid training, and that all drivers attend a Defensive Driving course.

e transportation department must also provide documentation to prove that they conducted bus evacuation drills with students in the spring an fall, and that drivers attend monthly safety meetings.

For more information, please contact Kristy Lowrey, Director of Maintenance, Operations, and Transportation at kllowrey@eldoradoschools.org or call 316-322- 4804.