Appreciation to Bus Drivers and Mechanics

Livingston Schools Show Appreciation to Bus Drivers and Mechanics
Posted on 05/30/2019
This is the image for the news article titled Livingston Schools Show Appreciation to Bus Drivers and Mechanics

LIVINGSTON, La. – The Livingston Parish School System on May 24 held an appreciation luncheon and prize give-away for more than 200 employees who managed and provided day-to-day transportation for the district’s nearly 26,000 students during the 2018-2019 school year.

Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser attended the event, which was held in the transportation building, located behind the central administrative office in Livingston. State Rep. J. Rogers Pope, Livingston Parish Assessor Jeff Taylor, and several school board members and district officials also were in attendance.

Nungesser gave away 10 three-night stays at the winners’ choice of state parks and campground across the state. His office also collaborated with the Louisiana Seafood Association to provide the fish and shrimp that were served at the event.

“I remember my bus drivers, and they deserve a badge of honor for carrying me back and forth every day to school,” Nungesser said. “This is a good thing your district is doing today. More people should take time to say, ‘Thank You,’ for what you do for our children.”

“We hope today’s event is the first of what becomes a tradition,” Superintendent Joe Murphy said. “We wanted to do this event to honor you for the work that you do for us each and every day.”

“Do you know how many days you drove this year? You drove 177 days – twice a day – making sure each and every child arrived on time to his or her designated campus and returned home safely,” Murphy said.

Transportation Department Director Joshua Day said several local businesses and community leaders donated thousands of dollars in door prizes for the occasion. He also noted that outgoing Superintendent Rick Wentzel helped to fry the catfish that was served along with shrimp fettuccini and hush puppies.

Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser drew the names of 10 lucky school bus drivers to receive a three-night stay at one of the state’s parks or campgrounds. Pictured, from left to right, are: (back row) Asst. Superintendent Stephen Parrill, Norman Carter, Kathy Griffin, Erica Carboni, Nungesser, Vickie Ardoin, Heather Bourdreaux, Monica Steuber (front row) Dana Helmes, Kathy Borden, Samantha Foster, Senetta Aime and grandson Kevin Maher.


Notice of Discrimination

The Livingston Parish School Board does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, national origin, disability or gender in its educational programs and activities (including employment and application for employment), and it is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of gender by Title IX (20 USC 168) and on the basis of disability by Section 504 (42 USC 794). The Title IX Coordinator is Stephen Parrill

Livingston Parish Public Schools is committed to ensuring that all websites and web applications, both public-facing and for internal use, conform to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (W.C.A.G.) 2.0 Level AA. Any issues should be reported (, Assistant Superintendent, P.O. Box 1130, Livingston, LA 70754; Phone (225) 686-7044. The Special Education Director is Dr. Eric Penalber (; the LPPS 504 Coordinator is Marcia McKnight (, P.O. Box 1130 Livingston, LA 70754; Phone (225)686-4248.

Fight Fraud, Waste and Abuse