North Lamar Transportation Director Clint Hildreth presented school bus driver Joe Franklin a certificate for November’s School Bus Driver of the Month.


North Lamar’s Joe Franklin has been recognized as the school bus driver of the month for November.  Franklin has been driving a bus at North Lamar for six years in addition to his custodial duties at Stone Middle School.

When asked why he likes to drive a bus, Franklin said with a smile, “It’s because I love the kids.”

“Joe puts the safety of our kids first, and I’ve received numerous compliments from parents who have noticed,” said NL Transportation Director Clint Hildreth.  “He truly has a heart for our students, and we are thankful to have him filling two capacities at North Lamar.”

Each month a driver will be recognized and presented a certificate for a free hamburger meal sponsored by Burgerland.

School bus drivers are in high demand across the state.  For information on becoming a driver for North Lamar, call Hildreth at 903.737.2003 x 2023.

Higgins kindergarten student Easton Reams recently gave North Lamar school bus driver Joe Franklin a handwritten note thanking him for keeping him safe.

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