Brookville, In. — Sixteen school bus drivers representing more than 320 years of combined experience were recently honored for their service by the Franklin County Community School Corporation. The awards were presented by Dr. Debbie Howell to the drivers at the annual reorganization meeting held August 1 at Franklin County High School.
The recipients and their awards included:
5-year service pin – Bruce Bergman, Manya Ridenour
10 years (plaque) – Tracy Crawley, Clinton Lewis, Rob Siedling
15-year service pin – Gregg Burris, Linda Keith, Curt Oglesby, Wade Thompson
20 years (clock) – Kathy Settles
25-year service pin – Jill Caudill, Roger McQueen
30 years (custom jacket) – Jerry Esterkamp
35-year service pin – Ray Mergenthal
40 years (custom antique collector school bus) – Ron Bruns
45-year service pin – Bob O’Bryan
In addition to celebrating the driver milestones, drivers at the annual reorganization meeting learn about changes to laws and policies, review industry best practices, discuss routing procedures, and receive mandated training on various topics.