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Give “kudos” to bus drivers

The South Dakota School Transportation Association will recognize school bus drivers again this year. Drivers will be recognized in three categories:

Driver of the Year
Nominations for the School Bus Driver of the Year are now being accepted. Click here for an easy one-page nomination form. Deadline to submit nominations is May 31. The award will be presented at SDSTA’s annual meeting July 16 in Oacoma. Nominees must work for schools or contractors that are SDSTA members.

25 Years of Service
SDTA also will recognize drivers who have 25 years of service or more by June 30, 2010. Click here for information. Deadline to submit names is May 31. This award can be presented at the summer meeting or mailed to the school district. Nominees must work for schools or contractors that are SDSTA members.

Retiring Drivers
Any driver who is retiring this year – whether they are an SDSTA member or not – is eligible to receive this award. Click here for the nomination form, which may be submitted any time prior to a retirement date. Allow two weeks for the certificate to be processed.

Nominations for all three categories of recognition should be sent to:
Tim Steichen, Transportation Supervisor
Watertown School District
PO Box 730
Watertown SD 57201
Phone: (605) 882-6335
FAX: (605) 882-6327
Tim.Steichen@k12.sd.us