Voice of the people
To the Duneland Community:
I thank God for our family’s wonderful bus driver, Pam Cosman!
Thank you, Pam, for keeping my son and the other students safe from harm. Due
to your competent and kind abilities, Thursday’s bus fire incident had a
Thank you, too Mr. McGinty, for the final accounting of students with your
interior inspection of the empty, smoking, and on-fire bus! Your conduct was
absolutely chivalrous, noble and responsible.
Since 1992, Duneland School Corporation bus drivers have driven my nine
children to and from school, field trips and athletic events, as well as
school-sponsored extra-curricular activities. The drivers have driven them in
bad weather and adverse conditions. They have delivered them to their
destinations, for the most part, without incident. They are reliable; they
are punctual. Our bus drivers deal with the full-range of kid behavior. They
regularly face the challenge of varying conduct due to our society’s melting
pot of value systems and family stresses.
Let this letter formally thank our Duneland Community bus drivers. In
addition to our gratitude and thanks to Pam, let me especially thank current
drivers, Sandy and Fran, as well as dispatcher, Colleen. I would not want to
leave unmentioned our retired drivers, Carol and Bonnie, as well as former
Director of Transportation, Lyn Underwood.
Daily we are privileged to have our children, students and staff in the care
of such people. We are truly blessed. A public format of thanks and gratitude
is long overdue our bus drivers. I propose our Duneland community adopt the
third week of April as Bus Driver Appreciation Week. I have asked school
board member, John Marshall, to present this as a motion to the school board
at its next meeting. I have also requested special recognition to bus driver,
Pam Cosman, and WIS Principal, Tim McGinty.