Bus Driver Appreciation Day has come and gone, but it is never too late to thank the drivers who keep students in the Foothills School Division safe every day.

Superintendent of Schools John Bailey says after the driving conditions drivers had to deal with, it was important to thank them.

Trustees, principals and Bailey handed out small gifts to each driver on May 9th.

Bailey personally talked with 12 drivers at Highwood High School.

"It was very well received," said Bailey. "They had no idea it was coming so some of them looked a little nervous when I walked up to the bus at first."

He added the division certainly appreciates the work of all of our bus drivers do day in and day out.

"We had arranged different people, trustees and myself, and in a couple of schools we didn't have enough bodies so the principals did it and we just gave them a little token of appreciation to the bus drivers."

Foothills buses travel over 2.3 million km. every year, not including field trips.

'When we look at the very, very low number of incidents we have, we appreciate our bus drivers and we appreciate drivers who respect our buses as well and the safety of our students."

 

If you see something we should know about e-mail us at [email protected]

More Local News

Dementia Friendly Communities Bringing Brain Research Study to Okotoks

Dementia Friendly Communities is partnering with the University of Calgary to bring a brain study to Okotoks. The Brain in Motion study examines the relationship between exercise and cognition in…

High River Skating Club Celebrates Spring

The High River Skating Club hosted their annual Spring Carnival Saturday, March 16 at the Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex. President of the High River Skating Club, Marie Corns says music is always…

National Impaired Driving Prevention Week Wraps Up

The week of March 17th-23rd is National Impaired Driving Prevention Week. The Federal Government and RCMP are working to educate Albertans on impaired driving of all kinds in order to prevent such…

HighRiverOnline.com is High River's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login