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DCS Set to Host Safety Summit

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Dallas County Schools transports over 75,000 students safely to and from school each day.

Dallas County Schools is set to host an inaugural Safety Summit on February 10, 2017. The Summit will bring together a wide-array of experts in pupil transportation and student safety that will discuss some of the key issues facing this ever-changing industry. 

"Our goal is to share innovations, create open discussion and provide solutions in pupil transportation and safety in the educational environment," said Larry Duncan, Board President, Dallas County Schools. "We'll be inviting state-wide influencers and leaders in transportation and education to share ideas and best practices in keeping students safe." 

DCS is bringing in a panel of experts from multiple industries to lend their knowledge toward several topics involving student safety, including developing a safety culture, protecting students in the 21st century, implementing innovations in pupil transportation and considering challenges and opportunities in student safety.

Dallas County Schools is a leader in school bus safety in the state. Through its Student Safety Program, which includes stop-arms cameras on every bus, there has been a reduction in the number of stop-arm violations in Dallas. Its entire fleet is also equipped with seat belts and interior bus cameras to monitor student behavior, and they can also monitor every bus through GPS. DCS drivers have also received extensive emergency training and have instant radio communications and a panic button if help is needed.

The Safety Summit will be held at the Dallas County Schools Technology and Training Center at 5151 Samuell Boulevard, Dallas, Texas, 75228. For more information, please email info@dcschools.com

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