Thank you, bus drivers!

HCS celebrates transportation staff

Last week, Haywood County Schools honored their bus drivers, monitors and transportation staff by having a cookout recognizing the oftentimes overlooked work they do on a daily basis. School bus drivers to do the essential and tedious work of driving students to and from school nearly every weekday from August to May.

Transportation Director, Jeremiah Cavitt (pictured below in purple), understands the importance of the bus drivers of HCS, and not simply for the purposes of driving students to school. “Our bus drivers are a vital part of our schools,” he explained. “They are the first contact for a lot of our students at the beginning of a school day. Our drivers keep that in mind. They greet each student in the morning; they allow the students to unwind at the end of the day. Our drivers and monitors really are the bookends for a student’s day at school.”

Cavitt, joined by Superintendent Hassell and other members of the Executive Leadership Team, treated his staff to fresh-grilled steaks, all the fixin’s, and a plethora of gifts and prizes.