Ensuring student safety is the most important goal for the new transportation director at Bryant School District in Arkansas, reported the arkansasonline.com.
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Scott Curtis, who originally worked as the assistant transportation director, succeeded former director Tom Farmer this month. Farmer was elected as the mayor for the City of Benton.
The article reported that many colleagues said Curtis will be a great transportation director, because of his interest in the safety of the students and his attention to details.
Curtis said, according to the article, that becoming the transportation director fulfills one of his life goals.
Bryant School District transports about 6,800 students district-wide, and currently operates 76 buses, with around 88 fleet drivers. The district has access to around 100 buses, and has buses traveling seven days a week for the various school programs, the article said.
Due to a driver shortage, it is not uncommon for mechanics or Curtis to be driving school buses every day, it was noted.