Back-to-School: First-time bus riders

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News 12’s Back-to-School series continues with an exciting day for young students in Yonkers. News 12’s Back-to-School series continues with an exciting day for young students in Yonkers.
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Young students in Yonkers got to practice boarding school buses for the first time on Thursday.

The pre-K and first-grade students at Cross Hill Academy lined up for a chance to hop aboard the school bus ahead of next week's first day of school.

The event was part of the district's First Time Riders School Bus Safety and School Orientation program.

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Students also got the chance to practice putting on a seat belt, using the handrail and exiting the back of the bus.

Yonkers school administrators say the experience helps alleviate possible apprehension about riding a bus to school.

"We see it as a safety process. They see it as excitement. So safety and excitement go very well together," says Yonkers School Superintendent Dr. Edwin Quezada.

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