Thanks to a PTA Funded Grant each MISD school bus is equipped with a seatback slipcover that challenges bus riders to improve their academic vocabulary. The seat has a trio of vocabulary words and definitions screen printed on the area immediately in front of the seated student. The words that are selected are academic words that students need to master to be successful at all grade levels. Students of the different age groups who ride buses thus will be exposed to important words each morning and afternoon. As a result students will improve their vocabulary knowledge and skills. Every week the bus drivers rotate some 20 slipcovers thus allowing students to be exposed to other words and definitions.