Polacca, Ariz. Hopi Junior/Senior High School received a nice Christmas gift. Auto Safety House from Phoenix last week delivered a luxurious travel bus to the school.
Hopi Junior/Senior High School purchased the top of the line travel bus that will be used to transport students on long distance athletic and academic trips.
Ivan Sidney, president of Hopi Junior/Senior High School, said there have been recent safety issues with buses throughout America so they want to assure that Hopi High School students have the safest buses possible. Sidney noted that because of the remote location of Hopi High School that the students have to travel further than most schools to get to interscholastic competitions and field trips. “Safety is always our first concern, but we want our students to have comfort when they have to go a long way,” he said. “We used to have small GSA vehicles that were tight and uncomfortable. Now, we have reading lights so students can do their work on long trips.”
Sidney said the intent of Hopi parents is to always have the best for their children. He noted that Hopi Junior/Senior High School purchased its first travel bus five years ago, a second three years ago and this will be the third. The bus, unlike most school buses, also comes equipped with a rest room.
The bus, referred to as the Bruin bus, is 42 feet long and seats 47. It has luxurious seats with Native American designs and the outside of the bus also has Native American designs, but with the Bruin logo.
The Bruin logo can even be found on the rearview mirror. Sidney said the school board, administration and staff are proud of the continued improvements and will continue to seek the best for the students.