As of Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The Dalles Safer buses
To the editor:
I would like to give a big shout out to North Wasco County School District 21 for recently equipping the school buses with updated video and audio cameras. Technology has come a long way since they put the original cameras in and these discourage most of the negative behavior on the bus.
It is so important to be able to review the actual scenario, instead of relying on memory alone to remember a particular incident that may have happened days ago. Bus drivers continuously have to multi-task while driving a mobile classroom of up to 72 students and it is nice to have the extra “eyes and ears” to keep students safe.
I have been a school bus driver in our community for 26 years and am proud to say that I have had some amazing children on board my bus that have grown into even more amazing adults. It may not be the perfect job or the easiest job, but it is a very heartfelt job.
Keep up the good job kids, parents and community. You’re the best!