Friday, January 25 2013 11:30 PM EST2013-01-26 04:30:26 GMT
Outside Summerville elementary school there is a lot of looking left and right and left again before people cross More >>
"People need to be thinking of alternative ways to get their child to school. Be thinking about job situations that they may have to face with their employers. We want to appeal to the community please be sensitive," said Superintendent Joe Pye.More >>
Friday, January 25 2013 6:17 PM EST2013-01-25 23:17:20 GMT
Officials with the Charleston County School District held a press conference Friday to address concerns over a possible school bus driver strike.More >>
Charleston County School District Superintendent Dr. Nancy McGinley said Friday that the only students who would have definite access to buses in the event of a driver strike would be those students with special needs.More >>
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Charleston County bus driver Lucy Shaw gets an early start every day. She makes $12 an hour to drive her route, which amounts to about $200 a week, with no benefits, she said.
"I don't understand how we are suppose to survive," she said.
Students bring her back to the driver's seat every day, she said.
"I love driving. The kids are awesome. They depend on us. The school, the faculty, everyone -- they depend on us to get the kids here safely," she said.
But every day she questions whether she can deliver students safely.
"Most of the time we don't know if our buses are going to crank. We have a lot of mechanical failures going on with the buses as well," she said.
She said the schools are a community and drivers are a part of it.
"We are equally as important as teachers. We are part of the school system. Even though Durham is a private company, we still deserve some respect," she said.
Evangelist Franklin Graham prayed on a sidewalk outside the Pentagon Thursday after his invitation to a prayer service inside was withdrawn because of comments that insulted people of other religions. More>>