Some Agnor Hurt Elementary School students saw a different face behind the wheel of their bus on the first day of school.
Albemarle County Schools Transportation Director Jim Foley would normally spend his days managing transportation and safety from his desk, but Wednesday he was in the driver's seat, taking a better look at the job his staff faces every day.
"As the director, I need to understand what my employees go through in order to do my job effectively. And I'm finding it's not an easy job, and I really value the work that they do," Foley said.
He says the hardest part is safely maneuvering big buses down narrow county roads. Albemarle County Schools urge parents and others to be patient during the first weeks of school as students and drivers get back to their routines.
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