At their August meeting the school board recognized bus driver Arlene Krassa, who has recently published “Andy and Mandy Learn to Ride the School Bus.” The driver both wrote and illustrated the book.
Pickens Schools Transportation Director Bruce Godfrey called it a “wonderful book” and expressed hopes it will be used across the state.
The children’s book on bus safety has received high praise and endorsements from state transportation officials.
State school transportation officials have already bought quite a few copies.
Garry Puetz, the president for the Georgia Association of Pupil Transportation, stated in his cover notes for the book, “I heartily recommend this book and greatly appreciate Arlene’s contribution towards protecting 100 percent of Georgia’s students, 100 percent of the time.”
In addition to the state version, Krassa has also published a separate book that is specific to Pickens County.