School bus safety in the spotlight

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October 23, 2019 - 10:47 AM

Bus drivers for USD 257, front from left, Gabe Gregg, Kirby Gregg, Peggy Luken, Sue Akin, Jana Corbin, Pat Spencer, Jeanne McKarnin; back row, Chad Turner, Mark Whitney, Richard Powell, David Lero, Roy Akin, Rick Crolwell and Brian Donovan. Drivers not pictured are Don Burns, Bill Beckmon, Cody Hager and Warren Johnson. Bus paraprofessionals not pictured are Sharon Powell, Sarah Covey, Victoria Chenoweth and Jacqueline Porambo. REGISTER/VICKIE MOSS

A school bus is a moving classroom, USD 257 bus driver Pat Spencer, of Gas, said.

Drivers have to convince a group of children to behave, stay seated and follow the rules, while navigating through long rural roads or busy city streets. 

Meanwhile, they parry unexpected questions from their young riders.

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