We have seen touching videos and stories from all over the U.S. posted on social media honoring educators, but what about school bus drivers, who have stepped up in a big way just to say, “I care for the students I serve,” and “I miss my students?”
Schoolcraft Community Schools teaches drivers to use Zoom and Google Classroom to help students with their schoolwork and communicate with them about social-emotional needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ricky Cooper, a driver for Cobb County (Ga.) School District, stops his bus to rescue a motorist from an overturned vehicle.
Bob Thacker of Ohio constructs a wooden, detachable, and portable ramp for the student and her mother after they suffer a fall that significantly injures the student.
Elsa Fox, a driver for Sultan (Wash.) School District #311, sees the student being forced out of a car, pulls her bus over, and takes the student home.
The driver is transporting students to a basketball game when he sees smoke entering the bus. He is able to safely evacuate all of the students before the bus catches fire.
Isabel Lane of Wisconsin is honored during the news program’s “Make Your Monday” segment after a photo of her comforting a student on his first day of school went viral in September.
Student transportation professionals are recognized for their remarkable dedication and service to the school bus industry. Awards are also presented to Zonar’s 2019 Don Carnahan Memorial grant recipients.
Freddie Phillips, a bus driver for East Baton Rouge Parish School System, is the winner of the securement supplier's second annual National Special-Needs School Bus Driver of the Year award.
Sharon Kruse of California offers her kidney to Diane Gonzalez after learning that she had been on dialysis for over two years and was looking for a kidney and is on the transplant list.
The bus driver alerts the fifth grade student to get back on the bus when a vehicle drives on the sidewalk past the stopped bus, plowing across several lawns.
Bus driver Carlos and aide Linda of South Carolina are driving on their morning route when they spot a boy who had gone missing the night before. They convince him to board the bus and take him to safety.
Becky Schaffer receives Citrus County (Fla.) School District's "Making a Difference Award" after helping prevent a student from being hit by a truck that illegally passed her bus in April.
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