Friday was not just the last day of school it was a day of transition for many. On the left Rich Albrecht is checking the oil on SCSD#2 Bus 9 for the last time - he is retiring after having driven for the district for 15-years. On the right is Rich's wife Carol Albrecht, the Para/Bus Aide on Bus 21, checking over her paperwork one last time - she is retiring after 12-years with the district. In the center is the last stop on Cat Creek, east of Sheridan, where Bus 21 is making its last stop for the year. Getting off first is Tracie Kelly, now officially an 8th grader, who is helping her sister Tracie down the steps for the last time as Tracie graduated from Sheridan High School last Sunday. Behind Tracie is Carol Albrecht, the bus para/aide who is retiring and behind her is Tate, the brother of Tracie and Timber who will be attending the 5th grade this fall.
Instead of being on separate buses on a daily basis Rich and Carol will soon be together in their motor home headed to Canada for a well deserved 3-weeks of fishing, sightseeing and visiting before returning to Sheridan where Carol will tend to her garden as Rich works on the new jeep he recently acquired. Bon Voyage!
Bus 21, driven by Carolyn Yates leaves the bus garage and heads to Woodland Park Elementary School for the last trlp of the year with Carol Albrect, the bus para/aide aboard, for her last route run before retirement