Bus drivers earn awards at Roadeo
Three Florence 1 School District Transportation employees earned top honors in the South Carolina Association of Pupil Transportation Roadeo held in Greenville.
Jack Pickett of Florence 1 placed first in the state in the regular education category, followed by bus drivers from Greenville County and Richland 2. Bus drivers in Greenville County placed first and second in the special needs category with Florence 1 Schools bus drivers Brenda Schaber and Vera Johnson winning third place.
According to SCAPT, the bus transportation roadeo offers participants the opportunity to learn, practice, and fine-tune their abilities in a competitive and fun environment. The competition consists of skills events that include pre-trip, student pickup, wheelchair securement, emergency evacuation, managing challenging behavior, parallel parking, diminishing clearance, and a written skills test.