Kentucky Senate honors school bus drivers with resolution

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Sen. John Schickel (R-Union) stands with Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt and representatives from the Boone County School District at the rostrum of the Senate chamber at the Kentucky State Capitol prior to the reading of a resolution honoring the state’s school bus drivers. From left to right are Pruitt; Beverly Daniels, a bus driver for the Boone County schools; Schickel; Heather Roth, Boone County director of transportation; Helen Cottongim, Boone County transportation training coordinator; and Randy Poe, Boone County superintendent. The resolution was adopted unanimously by the Senate. Photo by Mike Marsee, Jan. 12, 2016
Sen. John Schickel (R-Union) stands with Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt and representatives from the Boone County School District at the rostrum of the Senate chamber at the Kentucky State Capitol prior to the reading of a resolution honoring the state’s school bus drivers. From left to right are Pruitt; Beverly Daniels, a bus driver for the Boone County schools; Schickel; Heather Roth, Boone County director of transportation; Helen Cottongim, Boone County transportation training coordinator; and Randy Poe, Boone County superintendent. The resolution was adopted unanimously by the Senate.
Photo by Mike Marsee, Jan. 12, 2016

By Mike Marsee
michael.marsee@education.ky.gov

The Kentucky Senate applauded school bus drivers with the adoption of a resolution Tuesday declaring its appreciation to drivers across the state.

Sen. John Schickel (R-Union) introduced the resolution, and Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt, Boone County School District Superintendent Randy Poe and transportation officials from Boone County schools joined him on the Senate floor for its reading.

Schickel, who also is a substitute bus driver in the Boone County district, told his fellow senators that school buses remain the safest way to transport students and drivers deserve recognition for their performance in an important and sometimes difficult job.

“We’ve honored a lot of folks in our state, but I don’t ever remember us honoring school bus drivers,” he said. “This resolution is to thank them, and I would encourage you to go back to your district and thank your school bus drivers as well.”

The resolution was adopted unanimously.

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