ALBANY, GA (WALB) - As Dougherty County school bus drivers made their last routes for the school year, the school district honored them for their hard work.
The Dougherty County School System held an end of year celebration for bus drivers and transportation staff as a way to show its appreciation.
More than 130 drivers celebrated during their lunch hour before their last drop-offs on Friday.
District leaders said that collectively, drivers made more than 10,000 stops a day this year, and they wanted to say thank you.
"This school year has been one of the best that we've had and we could not have transported any of the students without them. Our substitutes, our full-time drivers, our maintenance staff, our office staff. Everybody has pitched in and it's been a great year," said DCSS Transportation Director Kenneth Williams.
School leaders said they got seven new fleet buses in March.
That brings the number of fleet buses in the district to more than 150.