Martin Zelezinski with the Transportation Security Administration stated, “School district transportation departments have always focused on safety but now we bring another aspect of security. Both of these go hand-in-hand. Magnolia ISD was the first school district across the U.S. to pilot this program. Now the program has rolled out across the nation and we are getting districts calling us to learn more about the free training."
Many programs focus on bus drivers managing safety issues but this course provides emergency planning for transportation operations and bus drivers as it relates to the school threats involving transportation services.
Magnolia ISD operates 148 buses, transports approximately 8,000 students, driving 8,232 miles each day. This training is another resource provided to our staff as safety and security is the number one priority in the district.