School bus volunteer monitors needed

Herald Union file

To enhance the student transportation experience, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, in cooperation with the Department of Defense Education Activity, is seeking volunteer school bus monitors.

Potential bus monitors can choose to ride along on morning or afternoon routes on school days they are available, and don’t need to commit to riding before and after school each day. The supported bus routes run primarily from Clay Kaserne to the Hainerberg schools. After riding the morning or afternoon routes, the Garrison shuttle bus is available to take bus monitors back to Clay Kaserne or the Hainerberg housing area. The shuttle schedule is available at www.wiesbaden.army.mil/transportation.

Bus monitors will not be assigned to the same buses as their children. A background check, the same required of volunteer Child, Youth and School Services coaches, will be conducted for each volunteer. Bus monitors should be physically present and actively engaged throughout the bus route, but remain low-profile. They are in place to observe and model positive behavior.
A volunteer position to assist in coordinating the bus monitor program is also open.

Interested community members should contact Mary Cheney, Army Community Service volunteer coordinator, at (0611)143-548-9201 or mary.k.cheney.civ@mail.mil; or Peter Witmer, school liaison officer, at (0611)143-548-9305 or peter.g.witmer.naf@mail.mil.

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