The Bartholomew Consolidated Schools transportation department is being recognized for its efforts to install seatbelts in school buses.

The Indiana Mills and Manufacturing organization recognized the district for installing lap-shoulder belts in about half of the district’s school buses. That effort started in 2008. Of 142 buses in the district, 62 general buses and 11 special needs buses have been outfitted.

About 8,300 students ride buses in BCSC daily and those buses travel more than 4,300 miles each day.