LAPS Honors Transportation Staff During Bus Driver Appreciation Week


This week is National Bus Driver Appreciation Week (NBDAW), a time when everyone who rides a bus including school buses, has a chance to say thank you to bus drivers, bus assistants and those who work behind the scenes in bus transportation.

According to the website, (, NBDAW was first established in 2007 during National School Bus Safety Week, which has been recognized every year since 1988 on the third Monday of every October for children around America to learn the importance of National School Bus Safety. National Bus Driver Appreciation Week is an extension of National School Bus Safety week.

“I am incredibly grateful to our bus drivers,” said Interim Superintendent Jennifer Guy. “They are the first and last school staff many of our students see each day. They care for our students and set a positive tone.”

Bus operators provide transportation services to over 2.5 billion passengers annually in America alone. Bus drivers for Los Alamos Public Schools cover over 800 miles every day transporting students in PreK through 12th grade to four elementary schools in Los Alamos and White Rock, as well as Los Alamos Middle School and Los Alamos High School. In addition, they drive sports teams and other groups to games and activities off the hill.