• Driver safety initiatives being held for students, families leading up to senior ball


    In or out of school, safety is always on the minds of those at Bellefonte Area School District. That’s why school nurse Val Fulton is helping spearhead a driver safety event with the state Department of Transportation leading up to senior ball on May 4.

    During what the district is calling “Drive Safe Week,” a variety of initiatives will be held leading up to an event from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 2 at Bellefonte Area High School that will include a mock crash, hands-on safety activities, driving simulators, information booths and more. Dinner will also be on hand from Pizza Mia.

    Fulton said other efforts include “safety shout outs” on the daily announcements at the high school, and Fulton and fellow school nurse Rachel Griel will be in the high school parking lot handing out information about driver safety.

    “As we head towards the summer months, let's not lose sight of safety measures, while we are driving,” Fulton said. “Texting, too many other passengers and driver inexperience lead to many crashes each year – sometimes resulting in death. Let's keep this prom season and summer safe.”

    *By Brit Milazzo, public relations director, BASD 

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