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HCS buses to test drive routes Thursday

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By Anna Taylor

Hardin County Schools district bus drivers will hit the roads Thursday to reacquaint themselves with school routes and become familiar with new stops in preparation for the new school year.

Drivers will begin running buses at the approximate start time of their routes on a typical school day. Schools return to session Aug. 6.

“All of our student transportation workers do a magnificent job each and every day,” HCS Transportation Director John Skaggs said in a news release. “They get tens of thousands of students to school and home again with safety as their top priority. We are asking our drivers to run their routes Thursday to help ensure the first day of school goes off as flawless as possible.”

The drivers are expected to make every stop and go through their turn-around procedures if necessary. Once the drivers have completed their morning route, they will sign in at the last stop and start their afternoon route.

“Thursday’s test run is an example of how dedicated our people are to the task at hand,” HCS Superintendent Nannette Johnston said.

With more than 200 buses in the school district, they run a combined 600 routes daily, exceeding 16,000 miles.

Anna Taylor can be reached at 270-505-1747 or ataylor@thenewsenterprise.com.