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Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye (center) and Vice President Jonathan Nez sign a proclamation Aug. 23 declaring October as National School Bus Safety month. Submitted photo

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October recognized as National School Bus Safety month by Navajo Nation

On Aug. 23, President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez to signed a proclamation declaring October 2017 as “National School Bus Safety Month,” an initiative that stemmed from the advocacy of Council Delegate Alton Joe Shepherd (Jeddito, Cornfields, Ganado, Kin Dah Łichíí, Steamboat) and Ganado Unified School District (GUSD), who stressed the need to uphold safety on behalf of students and the community.