Recently, Raytown School District bus drivers competed in the 2017 Kansas City Regional School Bus Safety Competition at Grandview High School.
More than 40 drivers from around the metro participated in the event. Drivers had to take a written test, inspect buses, and find multiple hidden defects in six minutes while navigating an obstacle course showcasing their driving skills.
Bus drivers from Raytown who participated included, Cherie Alexander, Brenda Gavilan, William Mays, and Yolanda Roman. Bus drivers Diane Hankins and McKenzie Weston served as judges at the competition and Jeff Shupe organized the team from Raytown.
Cherie Alexander and Yolanda Roman earned perfect scores in multiple events and placed in the top 20 at the competition. Brenda Gavilan finished in third place in her division. Bus drivers from Raytown who competed in the regional competition are also eligible to compete in the state competition this summer.
If you think you would be interested in a career in transportation, the Raytown School District is looking for bus drivers. Bus Drivers will make $14.44 an hour and must be able to work 30 hours per week. You can apply at www.raytownschools.org.