By Ely Schosek
For the millions of miles they drive and thousands of students they transport, the Springville-Griffith Institute Board of Education recently recognized all the district’s bus drivers as they do each year.
At May’s school board meeting, Maureen Lee, School Business Administrator, began with a small speech thanking the bus drivers for all they do.
“SGI bus drivers safely transport about 1,700 students a day,” she said. Lee also noted the fact that the district covers nine different towns over 140 square miles. Additionally, she mentioned the huge variance of road conditions these drivers must brave throughout the year.
“There’s no such thing as just a bus driver,”said Lee, adding that they know so much about the kids.
For some they are one of the first friendly faces they see in the morning and one of the last ones they see in the afternoon. They hear stories about field trips, pets, wins, loses and everything else in between.
“You are unsung heroes!” Lee said. “You do your job with pride and professionalism and we thank you for that.”
“We don’t take you for granted,” District Superintendent Kimberly Moritz added. “We realize the job you do is vitally important to our students and our community and we’re very grateful for all of you.”
During the meeting, the board members took a brief break to have some cake with the drivers in celebration of all they do for the district.