For most school employees, summer means work-free days of no papers to grade, no meetings to attend, and no lesson plans, but for some district employees, it is the busiest time of the year. One group of school personnel who shifted into high gear over the summer were those in the bus garage.
After a less-than-stellar transportation audit, Lincoln County School Transportation Manager Dallas Martin and others in his department have spent the past few weeks fine-tuning the bus garage and the county school buses.
The work actually started, according to Martin, on the day in April that the audit was done. "There was a bus dead-lined on the day the audit was done," Martin explained, referring to one of three vehicles taken out of service for mechanical issues. "We fixed it that day and the audit team released it back into service before they left."