During national Love the Bus month, Kanawha County Schools in Charleston, West Virginia recognized school bus drivers and aides who have worked for the school district for over 20 years during a celebratory breakfast.
Peggy Stone, the supervisor of transportation for Kanawha County Schools, told School Transportation that 23 of the 200 school bus drivers and aides have logged over 20 years of service for a combined total of 584 years.
One school bus driver for the district, Nancy Fields, retired twice and came back full-time once she decided, “retirement wasn’t for her,” Stone added.
The district transportation directors and supervisors prepared the meal. Tommy Young, the West Virginia Department of Education’s director of transportation, also attended.
Editor’s note — Browse the gallery, below, to see Kanawha County’s veteran employees who were honored, and read about what has kept them in the industry. Each employee is pictured with the Department of Education’s Young.