The RCS school district recently announced that one of its bus drivers was presented with the AAA Hudson Valley’s 2019 Safe School Bus Driver Award. Presented each year, the award is given to those drivers who demonstrate the critical values in transporting students safely to and from school.
This year, RCS bus driver, Matt Mack, was given the honor on behalf of AAA Hudson Valley. He was cited for his safety efforts in the school community and his professionalism in ensuring student(s) well-being.
“Mr. Mack is a prime example of how we seek to ensure the safety of our students, teachers, and administrators throughout the entire RCS community,” said RCS Superintendent Brian Bailey. “We are proud of his selection and will continue to safely train and recognize those individuals responsible for student safety in our district.”
This year’s award was given to seven bus drivers in the Hudson Valley. Drivers were selected based on a number of requirements for the acknowledgement, such as: dependability, handling of emergency situations and the promotion of positive student behavior.
“When it comes to recognition, school bus drivers are not always appreciated for everything that we do. It is not what you would say is the “easiest” of jobs,” said RCS school bus diver Matt Mack. “There is a lot of responsibility to maintaining the safety of the students while on your bus.”
In addition to the selected honor, each Safe Bus Driver Award winner received a plaque and a one-year free membership at AAA Hudson Valley.
To learn more about the award, go here. To learn more about the RCS school community, visit here.