• 70°

Dare County Celebrates Bus Driver Appreciation Week

Dare County Public Schools is honored bus drivers from Feb. 12 through 16 as part of “Love the Bus” week. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed a proclamation declaring last week School Bus Driver Appreciation Week.

According to the National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. Department of Transportation, school buses are the safest form of transportation for transporting children to and from school.

DAVE HALA is a bus driver for students at First Flight Schools. Feb. 12 through 16 celebrated School Bus Drivers across North Carolina. (DCS photo.)

The school bus system is the largest transportation system in the United States. According to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, more than 750,000 North Carolina students board over 13,000 school buses each day. School bus drivers must complete rigorous training and be certified to drive a bus.

Dare County Transportation Director Alex Chandler said, “Our school bus drivers are essential to the success of our schools. In many cases, the school bus driver is the first and last adult our students interact with on a daily basis. In Dare County, we are fortunate to employ the best bus drivers in the state. Our students ride safe buses with caring adults.”

To highlight the hard work of bus drivers, Dare County Schools released a video story on the district’s Facebook page profiling First Flight bus driver Dave Hala. Hala is highly respected by the parents and students in the community. He is known for building positive relationships with the students and encouraging them to do their best in school.

Parents, teachers and students are also encouraged to visit the Dare County Schools Facebook page to share stories about their favorite bus driver.

News

Dare students go back to school Monday

News

New welding lab opened at College of The Albemarle’s Dare campus

Lifestyles

North Carolina Zoo featured in new Nat Geo WILD series

Lifestyles

Taking a dip at Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

News

Applications open for new rent and utility assistance program

News

Visitation at Cape Hatteras National Seashore up again

Lifestyles

Nine Dare County employees receive service pins

Currituck

Currituck Extension holding hay bale decorating contest

Business

Company that maintains state-owned rest areas settles EEOC lawsuit

News

Buxton fire claimed lives of four, county confirms

News

Manteo Planning Board paves the way for COA project, but questions remain

Currituck

Feeling festive? Enter Currituck Extension’s fall arrangement contest

Lifestyles

FOCUS: Rods on the Run

News

Coast Guard confirms family of active duty member unaccounted for in Buxton fire

News

Four people unaccounted for after early morning structure fire in Buxton

News

Dare school board delves into back-to-school set up

News

Object on Buxton beach determined to be live military ordnance

News

Dare County Finance Department receives award for excellence in financial reporting

News

Mascots stay the same at Manteo schools

News

Potential unexploded ordnance found on Cape Hatteras National Seashore beach in Buxton

News

Kill Devil Hills approves rear yard setback change

News

North Carolina to remain in Phase 3

News

Five positive COVID-19 tests reported among Neuse River ferry staff

News

COVID-19 cases on the rise