NEWS RELEASE
GALENA PARK INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
A TEXAS RECOGNIZED DISTRICT
Communications Department
14705 Woodforest Blvd., Houston, TX 77015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28, 2009
CONTACT: Craig Eichhorn
(832) 386-1231
ceichhorn@galenaparkisd.com

TRUSTEES HONOR TRANSPORTATION EMPLOYEES FOR EXEMPLARY JOB PERFORMANCE

       During the Sept. 14 Board of Trustees meeting, Dr. Mark Henry and Trustees honored three employees from the transportation department for their quick thinking and decisive action to keep students safe during a potentially dangerous situation recently in Jacinto City.
       On the afternoon of Friday August 28, 2009, the Transportation Department Operations Center was notified of a dangerous situation in the Jacinto City community. During this situation two buses were delayed in delivering students home. The bus drivers did an exceptional job keeping the students calm and orderly on the bus. Drivers Tequandra Chizer and Krystal Odom remained calm throughout the incident, which contributed greatly towards ensuring the safety of the students onboard. After a short delay the bus drivers were able to complete their route. Col. Jim Beesley, Director of Transportation, was also honored for his actions during the situation.

Transportation Honored
       Shown (l-r) are: Dr. Mark Henry, Superintendent of Schools, Col. Jim Beesley, Director of Transportation, drivers Krystal Odom and Tequandra Chizer, and Wilfred J. Broussard, Jr., Secretary of the Board of Trustees.