State Allows Schools to Keep Animal Decals on BusesPosted: Updated:
Saving the squirrels, cats, and other friendly animal decals from being removed from school buses.
These decals are used to help elementary students identify their schools buses. A while back, Hermon-DeKalb Central was one of the schools that received a letter from the state saying that these decals needed to be removed because they violated a state law that's meant to keep school buses free of advertising.
Hermon-DeKalb contacted state Senator Patty Ritchie about the issue, she contacted the state's department of transportation commissioner and the order was reversed.
"I think we're in agreement that this was something that was a little bit on the ridiculous side and thought that it should be taken care of right away," Richie said.
"These signs are crucial for these students, especially the first two or three weeks of school trying to figure recognize their driver, recognize the bus that they're on," Hermon-DeKalb superintendent Mark White said.
Now, any school across the state will be able to have these decals on its buses.