Idle Free School Zones

Please feel free to use this information and all the resources on this webpage.
  Please note that we are no longer providing Idle Free Zone signs. 

2009-2010 "Idle Free Zone" Kanawha County Art Contest School Calendar 




Nationally, US EPA is working to reduce diesel exhaust emissions from many types of sources.  One way these emissions are being reduced in WV is through the efforts of schools to help protect our environment.  The “Idle Free Zone” sign project promotes cleaner air and fuel savings for school bus drivers, parents and delivery vehicles at West Virginia’s schools. 



Idle-Free School Zone Photos


Map of Idle-Free Zone sign distribution in West Virginia


Brochure describing how limiting school bus engine idling protects both indoor and outdoor air quality, saves money in fuel costs, reduces engine wear, and creates a healthier environment.


Handout on diesel fuel and cost savings for school bus fleets that reduce engine idling ~ “How Much Can I Save By Not Idling My School Bus Engine?”

Suggestions on placing your Idle-Free Zone sign


Create an Idle Free Zone, Save Money and the Environment from the West Virginia Department of Education, Division of Student Support Services, Office of School Facilities Newsletter, August 2007


National Idling Reduction Network News (U.S. Department of Energy), November 2007 — Page 14 highlights Ohio County Schools’ participation in the Idle-Free Zone Sign Project.


 WV Department of Education's Anti-Idling Policy for school buses (Section 12)