08. Issues Impacting Education Support Professionals (source: Georgia Association of Educators)
"Bus drivers in Georgia have to maintain a license to transport our children, and
yet there is little or no incentive to driving a school bus in Georgia.
Drivers must: 1. Control the children2. Deal with disciplinary problems3. Have constant vigilance about the safety and welfare of the children
AND, while doing all this, they must:
4. Safely navigate through our often-dangerous streets.
The school bus driver is the first person students see when they start the school
day and the last person they see before they go home. The importance of having a
qualified bus driver on every school bus cannot be underestimated, and, for
that reason, the state should do everything possible to retain these dedicated
public school employees."
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