By Heather Mullinix
Bus drivers transport precious cargo to and from school, ball games, class trips and other journeys, in all kinds of weather. In recognition of their dedication and hard work, the Cumberland County School System and Board of Education will honor bus drivers Nov. 15.
The board approved a resolution of appreciation during its Oct. 25 regular monthly reading.
The resolution says:
"Whereas, bus drivers must be ready to handle any emergency situations that might occur; and
"Whereas, bus drivers are valuable employees. Without them, the school system would not run properly and smoothly because many of our students could not get to school; and
"Whereas, school bus drivers spend many hours learning new rules, regulations and safety procedures to keep our transportation system great; and
"Whereas, the superintendent and school board greatly appreciate their commitment and dedication of our school bus drivers and wish to honor them for their service to our school system.
"Therefore, be it resolved that the Cumberland County Board of Education hereby establishes November 15, 2012, as Bus Driver Appreciation Day in Cumberland County Schools; and
"Be it further resolved that the board encourages students, parents and staff in each school to join us in expressing appreciation to the bus drivers for all they do."