CLINTON — A Clinton School District bus driver has been chosen as the new transportation director.
Scott Clark, 47, of Clinton, has been driving area children to school for four years. The Clinton High School graduate took the job for extra income during the slow season of his pest control business, originally started by his father more than 20 years ago. Scott closed the business last year.
Scott enjoyed transporting children on the elementary special-needs bus.
“I enjoy the kids most of all,” Scott said. “Kids are fun.”
Raising his youngest daughter, out of three daughters, by himself, Scott said he loves interacting with children. He and his daughter have gone on mission trips to Honduras with their church, Open Bible Fellowship.
When the transportation director position recently became available, Scott was not planning to apply. However, through the prompting of some of his friends, he decided to try for the job. The school board approved his appointment to the position earlier this week.
Scott hopes to fulfill all of the duties of the position and interact well with his former co-workers. He said they all share a common goal.
“I think our number one priority is to get the kids to school safely,” Scott said.
As transportation director, he will no longer drive his route. However, if ever a route needs someone to fill in, he is ready to do so.