National School Bus Safety Week: Oct. 20-24

Posted on 10/21/2014

Did you know 116 buses transport about 5,000 students every day at the Cabot School District?  Our bus drivers are constantly working to make sure your students stay safe.

National School Bus Safety Week is October 20th-24th.  It’s a public education program designed to remind and teach everyone; parents, students, teachers, motorists, school bus operators and school administrators about the importance of safety.

Click HERE for the second edition of Panther Proud:  National School Bus Safety Week Video


The theme for 2014:  “At My Stop, You Stop!”

Freddie Hankins has been behind the wheel of a Cabot school bus for 31 years.  She drives the same route her father did.  He was a driver for 40 plus years. Hankins is one of about 130 bus drivers for the Cabot School District. Together they travel 93 routes and cover 45-hundred miles every day. Safety is a priority. 

Hankins says, “When I was in college, my second cousin got hit at Lonoke getting off a school bus. A car passed the school bus and I think it knocked her about 300 feet in the air and I still remember it."


And that’s why education is crucial.  She says, “They’re supposed to stop.  Whenever they see the red lights flashing they are supposed to stop.”

For Hankins, she treats her riders like her own and she wants to make sure they stay safe.

“Nobody ever wants to hurt a child, says Hankins, so just really watch when you’re going by a school or a school bus or just being around children.”

School buses carry or most precious cargo.  It’s crucial to remember to pay close attention when you see a school bus and to teach children how to be safe when loading and exiting a bus.


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Cabot Public Schools

Elementary Schools (Grades PreK-4)

Central Elementary
36 Pond Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3564
Fax: (501) 843-4503
Eastside Elementary
17 Bellamy Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3563
Fax: (501) 843-5619
Magness Creek Elementary
16150 Arkansas Hwy 5, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3565
Fax: (501) 843-7567
Mountain Springs Elementary
3620 Mountain Springs
Road, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3575
Fax: (501) 605-1300
Northside Elementary
814 West Locust Street,
Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3568
Fax: (501) 843-6032
Southside Elementary
2600 South Pine Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3567
Fax: (501) 843-6229
Stagecoach Elementary
850 South Stagecoach Road,
Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3574
Fax: (501) 605-1221
Ward Central Elementary
1570 Wilson Loop Road,
Ward, AR 72176
(501) 743-3569
Fax: (501) 843-9744
Westside Elementary
1701 South Second Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3566
Fax: (501) 843-5802

High School (Grades 10-12)

Cabot High School
401 North Lincoln Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 843-3562
Fax: (501) 843-4231

Academic Center of Excellence
(Grades 7-12)

Academic Center of Excellence
21 Funtastic Drive, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3520
Fax: (501) 843-0283

Cabot Freshman Academy

Cabot Freshman Academy
18 Spirit Drive, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3576
Fax: (501) 941-1505

ACE North
(Grades 9-12)

401 North Lincoln, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3546
Fax: (501) 941-3156

Special Programs

404 North 2nd Street, Cabot, AR 72023
(501) 743-3543
Fax: (501) 941-2613

Cabot Learning Academy

Cabot Learning Academy
813 West Locust, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3540
Fax: (501) 843-3138

Central Administrative Office

602 North Lincoln Street, Cabot, AR 72023
(501) 843-3363
Fax: (501)843-0576

Middle Schools (Grades 5-6)

Cabot Middle School North
1900 North Lincoln Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3571
Fax: (501) 605-0413

Cabot Middle School South
2555 Kerr Station Road, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3570
Fax: (501) 941-7432

Junior High Schools
(Grades 7-8)

Cabot Junior High North
38 Spirit Drive, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3572
Fax: (501) 605-8472

Cabot Junior High South
38 Panther Trail, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3573
Fax: (501) 941-7746