Transportation Employees Enchant Youngsters with School Bus the Musical

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Bus drivers starring in the roles of students demonstrate how NOT to sit properly in school bus seats, and how to look carefully both ways before crossing the street.  Three original cast members are still part of the show today – Byron Mann, Shelly Smith and Jake Bope. 




During the past couple of weeks, members of the Transportation team in the Westerville City School District have proven that driving school buses is not their only talent.  They garnered rave reviews from some 5,000 children in grades K-3 for singing, rapping, and dancing in School Bus the Musical, directed by Alan Hunt, Student Safety & Discipline.  The youngsters were brought to the Westerville Central High School auditorium from their home schools to witness the play, which tells the tale of how a young and rambunctious schoolchild learns how to ride the bus and cross the street safely.  The fun-filled, award-winning musical presentation has taught valuable lessons and attracted positive media attention since the fall of 2012.