“I don’t look at it as a job, but as communicating with the kids and the community,” said Dwane Vandelicht SoBoCo bus driver. 

Vandelicht, a SoBoCo graduate retired from MoDot, has now been driving for the school district for four years.

“It doesn’t take away from time with the grandkids, or my hobbies. I like to tinker around the house, or enjoy fishing. I can go and do that kind of thing,” said Vandelicht. 

In a school district that continues to grow, the Southern Boone County school district is looking for part-time school bus drivers. 

Currently the district runs 15 routes: 11 for general education; two for special education within the school district, one for Highroads — a special education program partnership with Columbia schools and one for Nichols Career Center. 

For anyone interested in driving a bus for the district, please see the help wanted ad on this week’s classified page. 

~ Read more in today’s Journal ~

By Carson Blake

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