#7 in Top Seven reasons to be excited about the first day of school on August 7
Posted on 07/31/2019
Anita Brown with First Student in front of one of the new busesIn the next seven days, we will count down the top seven reasons to be excited about the first day of school on Wednesday, August 7. Yes, the first day of school is just one week away!

Reason #7: The new school year will start with brand new buses and bus service from First Student. The new bus transportation provider will manage and operate 165 bus routes for Hamilton County Schools.

“Ensuring our students arrive at school and back home again safely is a top priority,” said Dr. Bryan Johnson, superintendent of Hamilton County Schools. “We are confident First Student drivers can deliver safe, quality, and consistent service that our families can rely on every school day.”

Students will be riding brand new state-of-the-art school buses on the First Student routes. The new buses are equipped with air conditioning and the latest technology, including electronic stability control, GPS tracking systems, and digital cameras inside and outside of the buses. Hamilton County Schools and their families will also be able to better manage bus travel before-and-after school with the FirstView® District Dashboard and Parent App. School administrators can streamline daily decision-making through centralized, real-time fleet location reporting and can efficiently alert parents about school delays or issues through the secure bus tracking app.

“We look forward to bringing our industry-leading transportation services to Hamilton County Schools,” said First Student Area General Manager Shawn Albright. “First Student values safety above all else. Our extensive expertise in driver training, bus maintenance, and technology exemplify our dedication to the school districts and students we serve.”

The first day of school is important for students of all ages- whether it be the first day of Kindergarten or the first day of senior year. Attendance on the first day sets the tone for the rest of the school year. Hamilton County Schools wants every student to be #FirstDayReady!

Click on the link below to view a video introducing the new buses from First Student

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Reasons to be excited about the first day of school on Wednesday, August 7
#7 – New Buses and Bus Service from First Student
#6 – Coming tomorrow!

Photo: Anita Brown, First Student senior location manager in Hamilton County Schools, with one of the new school buses