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Tahoe-Truckee schools launch school bus safety poster contest

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TRUCKEE, Calif. — Tahoe Truckee Unified School District has launched this year’s school bus poster contest; all elementary and middle school students are encouraged to participate.

This contest is held to raise the awareness of the importance of school bus safety. The school district has four divisions, by grade levels, and the first place winner of each division will receive his or her poster framed, and a T-shirt with the artwork.

All entries are also submitted into the California Association of School Transportation Officials poster contest, and students have the opportunity to compete at a regional, state and national level.

This year’s theme is “#Stop on Red!” to reinforce the law that requires all traffic to stop when red lights on a school bus are flashing.

“The hope is this theme will encourage the general public to obey the law and drive cautiously around the school bus and keep drivers cognizant that where there is a school bus, there will be students,” officials said.

The due date for all poster entries is Friday, Nov. 20. Rules, specifications and entry forms are located at each of TTUSD’s elementary and middle school sites.

“Our students love our annual bus safety poster contest; it’s a fun way to make them aware and get them actively involved in school bus safety,” TTUSD Transportation Director Nanette Rondeau said in a statement.

The offices also have copies of the required 12” x 18” poster paper for any student who is interested in participating. A full list of poster contest specifications can also be found at ttusd.org.