Typical Day of a School Bus Driver
WCPSS Bus Driver and Dad
4:45 a.m. – The alarm goes off!
6 a.m. – Report to Northern Area office at Wakefield High School.
6:15 a.m. – Make first of 12 high school stops.
7 a.m. – Arrive at the high school.
7:20 a.m. – Make the first of four middle school stops.
7:55 a.m. – Arrive at the middle school.
8:15 a.m. – Make the first of 20 elementary school stops.
9 a.m. – Arrive at the elementary school.
9:15 a.m. – Pick up small group of students in alternative programs.
10:30 a.m. – Arrive back at Wakefield High School. Refuel and park the bus.
1:30 p.m. – Return to the bus staging area. Perform routine checks.
2:15 p.m. – Pick up high school students. Deliver to 12 stops.
3 p.m. – Pick up middle school students.
3:40 p.m. – Finish four middle school stops.
3:55 p.m. – Arrive at the elementary school.
4:45 p.m. – Make the last of 20 elementary stops.
5:05 p.m. – Return to the bus staging area.
Wall, a retired firefighter, drove a fire truck for 20 years and has driven a school bus for Wake County for the past seven. Wall has a 9-year-old son and says he loves helping students and seeing them grow up. He enjoys the relationships he has built with fellow drivers, as well as appreciative staff members who welcome his bus every morning and see the bus full of students off every afternoon.