Splendora bus drivers treated to pancake breakfast as a thank-you

Splendora ISD bus drivers were treated to a pancake breakfast on Oct. 22.

As part of National School Bus Safety Week and to show bus drivers appreciation, Splendora ISD Transportation Director Darcas Moody treated bus drivers to breakfast on Monday, Oct. 22.

“Our drivers get up so early in the morning to get our children to school on time, sometimes they don’t have time to grab breakfast before they get started,” Moody said.

So for the fourth year in a row, Moody and her office crew cooked up pancakes and began serving the 40 drivers and aides and three mechanics after their morning routes.

Held during the third full week of October each year, National School Bus Safety Week is a way for parents, students, teachers, bus drivers, school administrators, and the community to focus on the importance of school bus safety. Transportation Director Moody oversees 25 regular routes, seven special needs routes, and two Early College High School routes. Each day, over 2,600 miles are driven by the school bus drivers.  

In addition to breakfast, bus drivers will receive items that will help them in their day-to-day operations and keep the focus of school bus safety in the forefront. Knowing the demands of a bus driver, Moody wanted to demonstrate how grateful she is that the bus drivers are keeping students safe.

“What better way to show the bus drivers how appreciative we are for a job well done, than breakfast,” she said.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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