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George Kunemund, Mary Bishop, Hugh Phillips, and John Meyers received safety awards at the Glens Falls City School District bus garage in May.

Four GFSD bus drivers honored for great safety records

June 13, 2014 — Four of the district’s operations and maintenance staff members have been recognized with safety awards from Woodmen of the World Society.

Representatives from the organization visited the district’s bus garage in May to honor the following employees for their safe driving skills: Mary Bishop, bus driver; Hugh Phillips, maintenance at Kensington Road School and bus driver; George Kunemund, High School custodian and bus driver; and John Meyers, groundkeeper and bus driver.

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Each received a pin marking 15 years – or more – of safety on the road, as they have collectively transported thousands of students to school, athletic events, and field trips.

“Safety is always our first concern, and these individuals work hard to safeguard the students when they’re riding our buses to school or activities,” said GFSD transportation director Gene Figler. “I thank the Woodmen for recognizing their commitment.”

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Awards were also presented at a Woodmen dinner attended by custodial supervisor Bob Dano and John Meyers earlier in May.

Awards were also presented at a Woodmen dinner attended by custodial supervisor Bob Dano and Mr. Meyers earlier in May.

The Woodmen organization supports Glens Falls City Schools in multiple ways, including a recent flag donation at Jackson Heights Elementary.

Woodmen of the World Society provides life insurance to members, and also conducts volunteer, charitable and patriotic projects that benefit individuals, families, and communities, according to organization literature. The group was founded in Omaha, Nebraska in 1890.