The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Local News

November 15, 2012

School bus inspector named America’s Best

For the second time in two years, a Greenbrier County school bus inspector has been selected America’s Best School Bus Inspector by the National Association for Pupil Transportation.

Jack Defibaugh, who now has the title for both 2011 and 2012, was honored Wednesday by the West Virginia Board of Education.

This is also the first time the same individual has won the title consecutively.

Defibaugh will receive his national award at the 38th National Association for Pupil Transportation’s Annual Summit in October in Memphis, Tenn.

The national challenge in Rocky Mount, N.C., included a four-day skills and training competition as part of the National Association for Pupil Transport’s 9th annual nationwide search to find America’s Best School Bus Technician and School Bus Inspector. Testing included written exams, diagnostic troubleshooting, vehicle inspections and training workshops.

Defibaugh credits training from West Virginia Department of Education school bus inspectors in helping him win the contest.

“West Virginia bus operators face more difficult road conditions than drivers in most other states, putting more demand on our technicians and inspectors to make sure the vehicles carrying our children are safe,” said state Superintendent Jorea Marple. “Mr. Defibaugh sets a fine example for others with his dedication to his work.”

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