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.