By: Alicia Sands Lurry
In recognition of National School Bus Safety Week, the following feature is part of a series of short articles highlighting Atlanta Public Schools Transportation Department employees and their commitment to keep students safe – both on and off the school bus.
Torres Williams, Assistant transportation supervisor
As assistant supervisor of transportation, Torres Williams ensures that students are picked up on time, and that drivers know what to do in case of an emergency or accident.
For Williams, National School Bus Safety Week serves as a consistent reminder that students are precious cargo.
“Kids are our No. 1 priority, safety is our No. 1 concern, and bus safety is more important than anything else,” said Williams, who is a former school bus driver and has been with the district for 1 1/2 years. “I encourage motorists to be more cautious and pay attention, as most accidents occur when people do not obey stop signs and pay attention to kids crossing the street.”
As for his job, Williams said he loves the interaction with bus drivers and monitors the most.
Tomorrow’s feature will profile Vincent Parks, master technician.