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Iowa Mennonite School Administrator Spends Extra Time as Bus Driver

Posted: Monday, October 16th, 2017 at 6:20 am
Author: KCII News - Sam McIntosh

IMS Director of Advancement Jeremy Ours

The third week of October is recognized as National School Bus Safety Week, and there are extra precautions one must take as a bus driver, ensuring students have a safe journey to and from school.

Iowa Mennonite School Director of Advancement Jeremy Ours has realized the responsibilities of bus drivers this fall, as he has driven the morning bus route for Iowa City students each day. This is Ours’ first year driving a school bus, and he’s been reminded of laws bus drivers must abide, such as stopping at every railroad crossing.

Ours has appreciated getting to spend more time with IMS students, “It’s actually been a really good experience. I haven’t done it really long, but getting to know the eight students that ride the shuttle in the morning a little better I think has been really the best part of all this.”

Each morning is unique for Ours, depending on Iowa City traffic, and how talkative students are during the ride, but he says it’s a nice way to start the day. Ours is driving the route for a temporary period, but he’s glad to have received the training and certification to be able to fill in whenever a bus driver is needed.