The new special needs bus get a final walk through by the district leadership on Wednesday.
Director of Transportation Daniel Miller, left, and Director of Special Services Webster Anderson are pictured here welcoming new special needs bus into the district.
The district proudly accepted a new special needs bus pictured on the left. The current, but older, special needs bus on the right will continue to be used by the district as well. Also pictured with the buses during Wednesday's event are, left to right, Marie Loner, bus driver and trainer; Linda Kelly, bus driver; Luke Patrick, bus shop foreman; Webster Anderson, director of Special Services; Daniel Miller, director of transportation; Terry Milton, operations supervisor; and Vera Walker, bus monitor.
FAIRFIELD COUNTY — In the round of new school buses coming into the state, Fairfield County received one bus on Wednesday.
The district was given an upgraded special needs school bus that is equipped with a wheelchair lift.
Daniel Miller, director of transportation for the district, said this new bus will cut down on the number of trips that will have to be made to accommodate students in wheelchairs. This bus has space for two wheelchairs to fit safely while the old buses could only fit one, which ment making extra rounds to get students to and from school.
The new bus also has air conditioning and heat.