Employee Achievement

School bus drivers begin 26th year

It has kind of been an unofficial tradition for the Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office to kick off a new school year by rewarding its school bus drivers with Safe Driving Awards from the previous year. The tradition continued on Aug. 16 at Sequoia Middle School in Bakersfield, when 64 school bus drivers in Transportation Services were honored with certificates and pins for safe driving from the office and the California Highway Patrol (CHP). More than setting an example for the upcoming year, the ceremony serves as a reminder to each driver of how important a role they play transporting children every school day. There were noteworthy examples by which drivers could set their future goals. Veteran school bus driver Sheila Cazares has set a mark that California Highway Patrol Officer Mike Reed thinks could be a record for the state. Cazares begins her 26th year having driven 1,158,048 miles without being involved in a preventable accident. Two of her colleagues, Jane Frando and Julia Hughes have gone their entire 25-year careers without being involved in a preventable accident. More
Posted: 8/21/06; 2:25:34 PM | Permalink(#)

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