April 8, 2022
By: Dwayne Page
The DeKalb County Schools Transportation Department has earned an “Award of Excellence” from the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
“This award is given out for bus garages that show improvement in all areas of safety for school buses,” said Craig Wilkerson, THP state trooper school bus inspector. “Each bus is given a thorough inspection every year. If each bus passes with no major defects then these mechanics deserve to be recognized. The hard work of each team member, mechanics, bus supervisor, and administrative personnel displays their dedication for safety for each and every child in DeKalb County,” said Trooper Wilkerson. “Not every county will earn this award so it is special when we can present it to those who deserve it,” he added.
Pictured left to right: Trooper Craig Wilkerson, Central Office staffer Jamie Vickers, School Transportation staffers Zack Adams, Michael Agee, and James “Weasel” Wilkerson, Director of Schools Patrick Cripps, and Trooper David Hickey. Not pictured- THP Sergeant Kent Norris.