NEWS RELEASES 2005-06
NEW "STOP-KAT" SUPERHERO PROMOTES SCHOOL BUS SAFETY IN NORTH CAROLINA
State education officials receive a signed edition of a new school bus safety activity booklet from Frank Jones Jr. (far right), the artist who created the "Stop-Kat" superhero promoting safety for students. Also pictured, from left, are Ben Matthews, director of School Support Services, NC Department of Public Instruction; Darrell Jernigan, director of the Governor's Highway Safety Program; Derek Graham, DPI section chief for School Transportation; and State Superintendent June Atkinson.
About the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction:
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction provides leadership to 115 local public school districts and 126 charter schools serving over 1.5 million students in kindergarten through high school graduation. The agency is responsible for all aspects of the state's public school system and works under the direction of the North Carolina State Board of Education.
For more information:
NCDPI Communication and Information Division, 919.807.3450.