Student Transporter Bill Giaquinto works tomaintain his bus in accordance with districtguidelines.
New facility and new expectations
Now, Walker and his department staff are eagerly looking forward to the construction of a new transportation facility. Construction is projected to begin in 2012.
“We are a growing district, and we continue to grow despite the economy,” Walker says. “The facility that we have now is not adequate for us. We are working with the school district and the director of construction to design a new facility that will include more office space, a training facility and a more efficient shop.”
Since starting at Litchfield Elementary, Walker says he has challenged his staff to be their best, and “everybody here either rose to my expectations or rose above my expectations. We’ve gotten phone calls and compliments from parents and administrators about the professionalism that they are seeing in our staff,” Walker says.
Of the coming school year, Walker adds, “I think this year is going to be an outstanding year for the department. We’ve got a terrific staff here now, and I think the absolute world of them.”