Posted: Monday, October 17, 2016
National School Bus Safety Week
- 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 about 37,000 miles per day – that’s more than a trip and a half around the world, every day!
Greenville County Schools is celebrating our outstanding school bus drivers and aides during National School Bus Safety Week, October 17-21, 2016. 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.
Betty Thomason has been a school bus driver for more than seven years. She said she enjoys her job with Greenville County Schools because it works well for her and her family. “I am able to be home when my children are out of school, the benefits are great, and the pay is not bad, either,” she said.
During the first week of school, a parent told GCS about how much she appreciated Betty’s efforts to ensure her daughter made it home from school safely. “I know they have had a difficult time getting drivers this year, so to have one with such a heart makes me feel great about sending my daughter!” she said.
As a parent, said Betty, she wants to ensure that when a child gets off the bus at the end of the day, they arrive safely at home. “I know that parents appreciate it when others are looking out for their children,” she said.
Thank you, Greenville County Schools bus drivers, for your care and compassion for our students!