We sent out a press release (below) this afternoon. One school bus incident occurred this morning during the elementary runs on Tabler Station Road west of I81. A car side-swiped a bus with two students on board. No injuries occurred, nor damage to the bus. The driver and the bus continued on the afternoon runs.
92% BCS Students Attended School Thurs.
Students returned to their classrooms with 92% of the county’s enrollment attending.Each school’s staff members, administration and faculty welcomed the students and engaged in classroom instruction.
The school bus runs driven by the Berkeley County Transportation Department employees were flawless.“The City of Martinsburg road crews and the West Virginia Department of Highways employees both dedicated extra hours and resources to assist Berkeley County Schools to open roads for school bus runs to resume,” said Terry Forrest, Director of Transportation.“These two departments worked long hours mostly at night clearing snow from identified problem zones.Their efforts should be appreciated by the entire community,” Forrest added.
“Our community worked with the school system to open roads and to prepare students to return to their classes,” said Superintendent Manny Arvon.“We are grateful to the local road crews and to our own maintenance, custodians and staff members who worked collaboratively to prepare schools to re-open,” he added.
Berkeley County Schools will open on Friday, Feb. 20, 2010 with another two-hour delay.