Marcos Salgado placed first and Pablo Reyes-Diaz placed second in the transit division competition at the recent regional competition.
The Special Needs team of Kathryn Collier and Judy Brown took second place in their division.
The TISD drivers were among 29 school bus drivers from across the area who competed in the East Texas Association for Pupil Transportation’s annual School Bus Safety Road-E-O in Tyler last weekend, according to a prepared statement from TISD.
School bus drivers competed in one of three divisions including conventional, buses with normal noses; transit, buses with flat noses; and special needs, buses that are shorter in length and equipped with a wheelchair lift, according to the statement.
The school bus drivers navigated through a timed obstacle course and completed several safety tasks, according to the statement.
The competition is designed to help drivers improve the skills they use on a daily basis and practice the safety measures they would employ in an emergency, according to the statement.
The state competition is in McAllen in June.