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File #: 0157X-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/2/2019 In control: E. Brown
On agenda: 5/6/2019 Final action: 5/9/2019
Title: To Recognize and Celebrate May 6th, 2019, as ‘School Bus Driver Appreciation Day’
Sponsors: Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor, Emmanuel V. Remy, Priscilla Tyson, Shannon G. Hardin



To Recognize and Celebrate May 6th, 2019, as ‘School Bus Driver Appreciation Day’





WHEREAS, the Ohio Legislature has designated the first Monday in May as ‘School Bus Driver Appreciation Day,’ which falls on Monday, May 6th, 2019; and


WHEREAS, the day is an opportunity to reflect upon the vital role that school bus drivers play in the success of students and schools as they transport children to and from school and school-related events throughout the year; and


WHEREAS, great amounts of personal time and energy are spent by school bus drivers to obtain the necessary training, certifications, and continuing education required to be a school bus driver; and


WHEREAS, school bus drivers consistently demonstrate patience and kindness towards students, parents, and school staff in the performance of their duties; and


WHEREAS, as the first point of contact between many students and their school each day, school bus drivers are an integral part of ensuring students arrive ready to learn and succeed through their professionalism, diligence, and caring; and


WHEREAS, school bus drivers often face safety hazards on the roads which require a tremendous amount of focus and attention to detail as they provide safe and secure transportation for students, including students with special needs; and


WHEREAS, City Council encourages Columbus residents to thank the men and women working in the Columbus City School District’s transportation department, and other local school district transportation departments, for their efforts to keep our children safe each day; now, therefore


BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS: That this Council does hereby recognize and celebrate May 6th, 2019, as ‘School Bus Driver Appreciation Day.’