Clearinghouse Resource


Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment on Our Nation’s School Buses


National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT)
Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools
Safe and Supportive Schools Technical Assistance Center.


Albany, NY: National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT)

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

2011, pages

Description of Resource

The first module, titled "See Something. Do Something:  Intervening in Bullying Behavior," will teach drivers what does and does not constitute bullying, how to respond to the behavior on or around the bus, and specific strategies for addressing and reporting bullying as it occurs. The second module, "Creating a Supportive Bus Climate: Preventing Bullying, focuses on building mutual respect on the school bus. The training will encourage drivers to consider what a supportive bus climate looks like and how it prevents bullying; and learn and commit to perform simple, concrete strategies to build positive relationships on the school bus.