Bus drivers provide crucial service to WCSD
Before and after the school day, bus drivers play a vital role in the lives of students.
On the WHS website, it states if the buses are on schedule, they are capable of getting students to school around 7:50 a.m. and home soon after the buses leave the school at 3 p.m.
WCS bus driver Larry Marty says that he influences students he drives by, “trying to teach them right from wrong [and] also trying to teach them to be safe.”
His favorite part of his job is getting to meet a variety of different students. Marty said he enjoys the field trips and so do the kids. “We provide safe transportation to and from the schools,” Marty added.
The job that the bus drivers provide is important to WHS and its students says Dax LeDoux (11), a student bus rider. LeDoux said, “the buses give students across Wooster an opportunity to be educated.”
Adrianne Reamsnider (10), a student bus rider, also points out that those who might have a car themselves or can get a ride from a parent can save gas and keep the roads to school less cluttered by riding the bus instead.
Wooster City Schools Transportation Supervisor Vic Cole explained further reasons bus drivers for the district are important.
“We say good morning, talk with them [Students], try to put them in a good mood because we are the first part of the school they see in the morning, so we want them to walk into first period happy,” Cole said.
Cole’s job means that he is in charge of the bus drivers and bus safety for WCS.
Cole said drivers are very important and appreciated because they go through the toughest training of any state to get their bus driving license.
Cole said they go through safety training, classes, in-services, etc. In order to do this job, you have got to, “have a lot of nerve and heart for the students,” Cole said.
Bus drivers bring a lot to students across Wooster.