Ohio Co. schools bus drivers to start food deliveries with move to virtual learning

Ohio Co. schools bus drivers to start food deliveries with move to virtual learning

OHIO CO., Ky. (WFIE) - In Kentucky, schools have gone virtual. As a result, bus drivers won’t be working in the same capacity, but in Ohio County, they will be.

The district’s food delivery program is putting bus drivers back on the roads.

When the district’s schools are virtual, bus drivers deliver meals to the students on their route. They go to anyone who’s requested a meal.

Bill Jordan has been driving Ohio County school busses for eight years.

Jordan tells us, with the holidays among us, he wouldn’t miss an opportunity to wear his Santa hat, see the kids, and deliver food to them.

“I enjoy my kids that are on the bus. And I just want to make sure they’re getting what they need to be getting,” shared Bill Jordan, an Ohio County school bus driver.

The district anticipates serving 2,500 meals a day. They’re utilizing 43 bus monitors, busses, and bus drivers to make this happen.

Ohio County schools say they’re also providing hot meals for pick up at each of the school’s cafeteria between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m.

However, you have to be signed up in order to receive those meals.

If you received meals before, school leaders say you’re covered.

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