Posted: Friday, October 17, 2014

Veteran school bus driver Donald Kelley

October 20-24, 2014

  • Did you know - school bus transportation is one of the safest ways to travel?
  • In Greenville County, more than 350 drivers transport 27,000 children every day.
  • Our buses travel more than 36,825 miles per day – that’s more than a trip around the world, every day!

Greenville County Schools is celebrating the outstanding performance of our school bus drivers and aides during National School Bus Safety Week, October 20-24, 2014. Bus drivers are the first staff members many students see in the morning, and the atmosphere on the school bus can set the tone for the rest of a student’s day.

Veteran school bus driver Donald Kelley loves what he does. "Driving a bus is great job for a retiree like me because it gives you time to do things you enjoy in between routes and in the summer months." Retired from the Navy, Donald is always pleased to pass along his life experiences to some of his young riders. Each Veteran’s Day he dons his uniform and proudly wears it throughout his route. Two of his former riders are set to graduate from the Naval Academy in the near future.

Thank you, Greenville County Schools bus drivers, for your care and compassion for the students!

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