by Virginia Aparicio
Little Egg Harbor, NJ – To honor hard-working school bus drivers, the American School Bus Council (ASBC) sponsors the Love the Bus campaign every February to raise awareness and appreciation for the hundreds of thousands of drivers who safely transport children to and from school.
Five mornings each week during the school year, often before the sun begins to brighten the sky, our drivers board those big yellow buses to carry out the most important mission of any day – getting the students of Little Egg Harbor to school safely, on time and ready to learn. We are the first and last part of the school day, greeting the students in the morning and asking how their day was in the afternoon. Our drivers and team members are truly dedicated to the students they transport – their “kids.”
We at Durham School Services embrace the campaign by celebrating our drivers and monitors for their dedication to our students. As a way for our drivers to promote the campaign and engage their communities, we sent each one a Love the Bus magnet for their vehicle and pin to wear on their safety vest.