Stuff-A-Bus Event Supports Students

Stuff-A-Bus Event Supports Students
Posted on 08/06/2019
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. – A partnership between a Jefferson County Schools Bus Operator and the Walmart in Charles Town has helped get Jefferson County School students off on the right foot.
Heather Pindell and some of her co-workers spent most of their Saturday in front of a big yellow bus outside the Walmart collecting school supplies.
 The volunteers collected 1500+ school supply items during the event, including 161 book bags stuffed full of other necessities. 
“Our goal is to get bookbags, school supplies, lunchboxes,” Pindell said. “Anything so that our students can walk through the door the first day of school and feel comfortable.”
Students need school supplies on the first day of school for a variety of reasons, and Pindell hopes that having some extras on hand at each school in the county will help students be ready to learn from the start. 
The supplies will be delivered to every school in the county on August 15, 2019, but donations will be accepted at the Transportation Department in Kearneysville, W.Va. or at the main board office in Charles Town, W.Va. until then. 
The Jefferson County Board of Education is proud of the work these drivers do throughout the school year, and especially proud that they gave their free time to help their students.
“Putting in this time and effort shows just how dedicated these bus drivers are,” Vice President of the Jefferson County Board of Education Mark Osborn said. “It’s part of the culture here at Jefferson [County Schools]. Our staff have always put students first.”

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