JCS to Host State Bus ROAD-E-O

JCS to Host State Bus ROAD-E-O
Posted on 06/13/2019
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- Jefferson County school bus operators had a chance to test their skills on Wednesday in the County School Bus Safety Road-E-O. 
The event serves as an opportunity for operators to practice hard situations they may find themselves in on the job.
Jefferson County Schools Director of Transportation Joyce White said it covers everything from handling tight spaces to making a proper stop to let children on and off the bus.
“They (bus operators) absolutely use these every day in driving their bus,” White said. “That’s why we feel it’s so important to stress a county rodeo, so they have the opportunity to sharpen those skills during the summer when students aren’t with you.”
Drivers compete driving different types of buses: Conventional, Type A, and Transit.
White said drivers look forward to the competition and are ready to host drivers from outside Jefferson County next week.
“We’ll have drivers from all over the state who are the best-of-the-best at driving buses.”
The county winners (listed below) will go on to compete at the state level next week, and the winners there will be invited to compete in the 49th Annual School Bus Driver International Safety Competition that will be held on July 21, 2019 in Austin, Texas.
The State Road-E-O will take place July 19, 2019, starting at Washington High School and will run from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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