By Mike Marsee
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.