Rushville Republican

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August 2, 2013

Mr. Jones

We called him Mr. Jones and to this day I’m still not sure what his first name was! All I know is that for twelve years he was my bus driver who faithfully picked me up and took me to and from school. He was never late and if there was a substitute driver, you knew Mr. Jones must really be sick. He watched me grow from a first grader to a high school student always lugging around a tenor sax. He was a constant in my life and one of those behind the scenes people who I’m sure were never thanked enough.

In a few short days, forty eight Rush County School Bus Drivers will begin their daily trek of picking up and delivering students to seven schools. They will be one of the constants in our student’s lives. However, before a school bus engine is ever started several things must be in place. All Rush County School Bus drivers must obtain a commercial driver’s license with the appropriate endorsements and pass the required physical examination. Further, they must pass the required DOT pre-employment drug test. Once these requirements have been met new drivers serve one school year (or the major portion thereof) as a probationary period. At the end of the year, and if they have met all qualifications satisfactorily, they become a permanent employee.

A slate of safety rules guides the Rush County school bus drivers. In fact the current list of safety rules for drivers totals 33 items. These rules range all the way from when you start the bus engine to cell phone usage. When you add to that safety rules for students, bus discipline, bus maintenance and emergency conditions, driving a bus becomes much more than just a trip to and from school. In addition to the forty eight regular bus drivers, an additional twenty seven people are listed as substitute drivers.

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