School Bus Driver Appreciation Day – May 3, 2021

The first Monday in May is set aside annually as School Bus Driver Appreciation Day. PWPSD students, parents, staff and the Board recognize the important function that school bus drivers serve in safely transporting children to and from school.

This year, PWPSD bus drivers have provided valuable support to assist the school division in adhering to the evolving public health guidance of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as maintaining seating lists and attendance records, and disinfecting buses.  

Due to public health guidance, the traditional School Bus Driver Appreciation Day breakfast at the PWPSD Transportation Shop at Central Office in Grande Prairie will not be held this year.

PWPSD manages one of the largest transportation system in the province of Alberta. Each day, approximately 100 school bus drivers travel more than 14,225 kilometres in a total service area of 16,159 square kilometres, transporting more than 4,000 students to 29 schools in three school districts.

Thank you to all PWPSD bus drivers for your dedication, patience and commitment to safety.