State Superintendent of Public Schools Mark Johnson and Johnston County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Ross Renfrow personally thanked all 18 drivers at the Johnston County Early College Academy program as they arrived at Johnston Community College on Monday morning. Each driver was given a bag of “goodies” in appreciation of what they do.
“They have a hard job and we just wanted them to know how grateful we are of them,” Johnson said. “Without them, our students don’t get to school safely where they can learn. I wish we could visit every school district and every school and thank every bus driver because we really want them to know how much we appreciate them.”
In addition to his stop in Johnston County on Monday, Johnson visited Sugg Bundy Elementary School in Pitt County. The events are part of “Love the Bus Week” in North Carolina to show support and appreciation for bus drivers. Photos by John Payne