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Cover Story - June 2009 2009

Pupil Transporters Recharge, Stay Productive During Summer

By: Kelly Roher, Senior Editor

Summer allows time for cleaning, software upgrades and professional development at operations. However, pupil transporters also serve students, recruit and train drivers, and prepare for the impending school year. While these months provide a breather from the demands of the school year, they keep officials busy.

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