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Meet the 2020


David


Brewington, Senior


Technician


for the South Carolina


Department of Education


School bus technicians recognized for the great care and exceptional leadership they demonstrate for the betterment of student transportation


Written By Taylor Hannon taylor@stnonline.com


community. But their work is. These professionals toil behind the scenes to ensure the vehicles run safely and efficiently for the protection of the students and the school bus driv- ers alike. Despite closures resulting from the new coronavirus pandemic, school bus mechanics and techni- cians continued to report to work, running preventive maintenance and driving the buses to ensure everything is in working order once students and drivers do return to school. It takes supreme leadership and


S 20 School Transportation News • AUGUST 2020


attention to details to ensure ev- erything is running smoothly and


chool bus mechanics and technicians are a lifeline of the industry not visible to parents and the local


properly before sending a bus out on the road. These experts know about the challenges and difficulties of their career, but overall under- stand its importance. Many of the maintenance experts featured this month shared that it’s the smiles on students’ faces and seeing the school buses running smoothly across their communities that give them the most job satisfaction. Take David Brewington, for exam-


ple. He began working for the South Carolina Department of Education on Aug. 26, 1969, after he graduat- ed high school. However, his pupil transportation journey started three years earlier, when he was a student bus driver. He has held many posi- tions within the agency, the only one


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