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This week, students at St. Matthew Catholic School in Sarnia joined thousands throughout the school district and across Canada to say a special 'thank you' to the men and women who get them to school and back home again safely every day. 

October 18, 2017 was National Bus Driver Appreciation Day.

Students at St. Matthew presented their bus drivers with thank you cards, including specially made art work and Tim Horton's gift cards as a token of their appreciation.

"This annual national observance is a great opportunity for each of us to recognize the important work of our school bus drivers and operators," says Kent Orr, General Manager of CLASS, the consortium which oversees school bus transportation in Sarnia-Lambton and Chatham-Kent.  "We appreciate the work of these dedicated professionals who keep our children safe on the ride to and from school every day."

CLASS (Chatham-Kent Lambton Administrative School Services) provides transportation to more than 17,000 students of the St. Clair Catholic and Lambton Kent District School boards across the district.

In the photo above, a Grade 3 student at St. Matthew Catholic School presents a thank you card and gift certificate to her bus driver, Donna, of Hull Bus Lines.

Oct 20, 2017