School administrators make changes to bus route following accide - KOTA Territory News

School administrators make changes to bus route following accident

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A crash last month that seriously injured two Rapid City school students boarding their school bus prompted district administrators to make some changes.  Now, students who used to wait at the bus stop on Country Road board at a different location on private property.

Superintendent Dr. Tim Mitchell says they made the change for a number of reasons, one of which is to make parents and students, traumatized by the ordeal more comfortable.

Dr. Mitchell says the bus driver who was driving the bus that day likely saved the children's lives by positioning the bus correctly.  Still, the accident serves as a sad reminder of why following traffic safety rules, especially when children are present is crucial.  "This accident made us want to be a lot more proactive with our PTA's and at the building level and with the public," Dr. Mitchell said.

Dr. Mitchell says the fact that no one on the bus was hurt shows just how well-designed and safe busses are.

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