Administrators from several Clark County schools packed a school bus to take a tour of the county Tuesday. Superintendent Elaine Farris hoped it would be educational for the group.
"We have several administrators that do not live here and so we want them to see the neighborhoods that the kids live in. We also wanted them to have an idea of what the students experience as they ride the buses to and from school," Farris says.
The bus tour took the administrators throughout the county to 12 schools. Officials say the county buses travel over 3,500 miles a day over some challenging roads.
"They had an opportunity to see some of our narrow roads and also to understand what our bus drivers do every morning so they can support our bus drivers and give them some love this year," Farris says.
The administrators said it was a good way to relate to their students.
"It really is a great idea and gave us a chance for those of us coming from out of county to have a good idea of what Clark County is truly like for the schools themselves and also for our children," says Strode Station Elementary principal Susan Cheatham.
"It's kind of a peek at the community where our kids live, what kind of bus ride they have to take, some of the interesting things about our community, so it's been real exciting today to get to ride on a bus. My first time in many years!" says Clark County Area Technology Center principal Karen Bothun.
Superintendent Farris says she may make the bus tour an annual event.