On Saturday, May 4, four bus drivers from Amherst participated in the School Bus Driver Safety Regional ROAD-E-O at Western Reserve High School. The purpose of the ROAD-E-O is to develop an organizational plan available to all Ohio school bus drivers for the promotion of safety, professionalism and recognition through the cooperative effort of school districts, OAPSE, OAPT, ODE, OEA and OSBMA. Drivers are scored on a written general knowledge test; written pre-trip inspection and a driving road course to test their driving skills.
The four drivers participating were: Larry Budweg; Rebecca Bunnell; Christine Costilow; and Alvin Kizer. Larry Budweg scored sixth place out of over 100 drivers and qualified for the State competion to be held on Saturday, May 18, in Licking Valley. In the team competion, our drivers took third place overall. This was the first year that Amherst had drivers compete.