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Weatherford ISD Board members were pleased to honor both staff members and Durham School Services Employees the "Everyday Hero Award" for their hard work and quick thinking skills during a minor accident involving an SUV and a school bus in February.
Among those recognized was Bobbie Thompson, a Durham School Services employee and driver of the school bus that was hit from behind. Thompson immediately evacuated all the children from the bus, went back inside and verfied all students were out, and then went back to be with the group outside at a safe distance from the bus.
Others recognized included WISD School Resource Officers Todd Raymond, Allen Taylor; WISD Director of Operations, Safety, and Security Grant Priess; WISD Executive Director of Student Services Dr. Nita Ellis; Christi Burton, Assistant Principal at Ikard Elementary; Maxine Hill, bilingual teacher at Seguin Elementary; Sheila Carter, nurse at the Ninth Grade Center; and several other staff who helped on the scene.