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Bus Driver Training

 

May 16, 2018

Randy Smith trains with a fire extinguisher Monday afternoon. Smith is one of four new substitute bus drivers with the Sweet Home School District.

Sweet Home School District needs more bus drivers.

Constantly running light on enough drivers, its two mechanics, dispatcher and transportation supervisor end up filling in constantly, cutting into their ability to complete their regular work.

The mechanics, for example, complete annual maintenance on each bus throughout the year, said Transportation Supervisor Cheryl Hicks. They've got two buses scheduled for their "annuals" right now, but they've been driving so much, they haven't been able to get to them.

Hicks herself is as likely to be found driving as in her office, and she has bee...



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