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Brownback Proclaims October 22 School Bus Drivers’ Appreciation Day

posted Oct 16, 2014, 11:20 AM by Wf Web
TOPEKA, KS - Governor Sam Brownback has proclaimed Wednesday, October 22, 2014, as School Bus Drivers’ Appreciation Day in Kansas. Each year, Kansas school bus drivers transport more than 200,000 students in excess of 66 million miles. Kansas currently employs 4,272 school bus drivers.
“Every day we entrust school bus drivers with our most precious cargo; our children,” says Keith Dreiling, KSDE School Bus Safety Unit director and retired Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper. “These drivers are not just trained to respond in emergency situations, they’re trained to prevent emergency situations every time they take the wheel of that bus. I hope everyone will take a minute to express their thanks to these men and women who safely transport our students to and from school and school activities every day.”