Day and night, on township gravel roads and major highways, in frigid winters and hot spring days, Minnesota school bus drivers safely transport more than 760,000 students to and from school each day. To recognize this important job. Gov. Mark Dayton proclaimed Feb. 28 as School Bus Driver Appreciation Day in Minnesota.  BMS Special education students in grades 6, 7 & 8 helped put together 84 appreciation bags for the Bemidji School bus drivers. February 28th is Bus driver appreciation day. We really appreciate our bus drivers!