GM Launches School Driver Appreciation Week

Posted on February 6, 2018, in Events

Icy roads.  Potholes.  Freezing rain.  Deep snow. Poor visibility. Monitoring students.

These are just some of the challenges school bus drivers face while transporting children to and from school every day.

In light of the recent, misleading report by the Auditor General’s office that inaccurately attacked its District drivers, General McLane School District is declaring the week of February 12 to be “School Driver Appreciation Week.” The District is asking students, parents and community members to express their appreciation to our drivers through notes, cards and letters during the week. 

General McLane School District employs 35 regular school bus drivers, three van drivers and 15 substitute drivers. Each day, General McLane busses cover 3,300 miles when transporting students to seventeen schools, which is the distance from here to Salt Lake City, Utah and back. General McLane’s busses cover 594,000 miles a year — 24 times around the world.

Traditionally, the District recognizes all of its employees in May and its school board members in January.

*Due to the in-service day, drivers will not be in on Friday, February 16, 2018.*