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Chewelah School District Seeks Happy Bus Drivers to Greet Students Each Day

One of the benefits of being human is that every day is a new day. Each new day allows us to continue with the good we are doing, make another attempt, or abandon efforts from the previous day. Each day allows us to have a new start to whatever we are trying to accomplish.  What a great way to live! My message today is about something simple but carries a lot of influence in the lives of children.
 
We know that a new day begins best with a smile, a simple sincere recognition, or a small act of kindness.  Although it doesn’t happen as often as we all wish, it would do everyone good if we all got a smile and some kind greeting every day. Our children need this daily routine the most.
 
Educators can never replace parents and families, nor does the education system want to, but the first outside the home contact many of our students have each day is when they get on the bus to go to school. Our bus drivers have this daily responsibility and opportunity to make a difference. They greet and welcome students with a smile or simple questions of concern or care. Our bus drivers know some of the challenges and struggles children face and they are always offering encouragement and best wishes. Children have a similar experience at the end of the day when our bus drivers return them home. The Chewelah School District is seeking happy bus drivers to join our student “welcoming-transportation crew.”
 
Perhaps we hear stories about a bus driver “yelling” at a student. I think many of us can relate. I unfortunately can and I feel guilty now for not following the rules as I should have. We may also hear stories of how bus drivers greet and engage children positively each day. They always give words of support. We all know that teachers know and inspire children but perhaps we may not realize as often that bus drivers do too.
 
The daily routine of greeting, smiling, offering words of encouragement, or best wishes is a common daily routine for Chewelah bus drivers. Would you like to join our Chewelah “welcoming-transportation crew?"
 
The Chewelah School District is seeking five happy bus drivers and/or substitute drivers to greet and welcome children every day. Starting wage is $21.17 and up to 31.23 based on experience. Bus drivers have full health benefits.  Please contact the District Office at 509-685-6800 for more information.