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Beechnut Academy bus drivers get props for professionalism

2014 January 23
by HISD Communications

This week’s shout out goes to the drivers who were honored by the Beechnut Academy/Camelot for their ultra-professional service to the students.

Drivers Barbara Arceneaux, Bedennia Barnes, Kathryn Greenwood, Terry Harrell, Valerie Humphrey, Diann Jackson, Elizabeth Johnson, Helen Jones, Maria Leblanc, Carey Randolph, Lizzie Revels, and Dwight Willis were recognized on Jan. 9 by the school’s leaders: Executive Director Cynthia Clayton, High School Director Rasheen Murray, Middle School Director Raymond Strickland, and Director of Student Services Cornelius Ford.

“The Beechnut Academy is a charter school that serves children with behavioral problems, so the drivers have to obey certain rules in addition to the usual ones,” explained Transportation Terminal Manager Chandra Robertson-Bailey. “For instance, they cannot hold any personal items for students, and they cannot let students off the bus anywhere except the designated bus stop. But this particular group of drivers also goes out of its way to help each other. They’ll offer to step in if someone is out sick and drive two routes instead of just one, and they come to us if they have any questions.”

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