The Virginia Beach Bus Driver and Assistants Association is having there monthly meeting this Tuesday March 14, 2017. This meeting will be a question and answer session with Mr. Cotthaus for all of our Drivers and Assistants.
United guided by intelligence is the bulwark of strength that can withstand all attacks. With an intelligent organization we can acquire the discipline which enables us to act together, concentrate our strength and direct our efforts toward a common purpose. Therefore, for the purpose of promoting such unity of action for our mutual protection and to advance the general welfare of our body, the organization known as the Virginia Beach Public School Bus Drivers and Assistants Association, INC has been established.
April 27, 1972 Articles of incorporationThe purpose for which the Corporation is organized is;1. To be able to communicate effectively and carry on a liaison between the School Bus Drivers Association and The School Board Officials.2. To strive to provide for its members, fair and constructive evaluation of their job and grievances.3. To encourage its members to participate actively in the functions of the Association and to improve their ability and increase their knowledge.The Corporation is to have three classes of members: Active, Inactive and Honorary.1. Either active or substitute drivers have full voting rights as to all matters coming before the corporation.The eligibility of any member in this class will be determined by the Board of Directors.2. Inactive member shall be active members who are not in good standing with the Corporation or delinquent in their dues for 3 months and such class of members shall not be eligible to hold any office or to vote on any matter. The determination that a member falls into this class shall be made by the Board of Directors.3. Honorary membership maybe conferred upon any person by two-thirds vote of the total active membership; and such class shall not be eligible to hold office or to vote on any matter.The first officers of the bus association were:Carlos Johnson, President, Helen Edge, Vice President, Charlotte Flagg, Executive Secretary, Carol Efird, Corresponding Secretary, Marie Snow, Treasurer. Directors: Geraldine R. Davis, Audrey Klante, and Mabel PettingillThe name was changed on April 30, 1998, to: The Virginia Beach Public Schools Bus Drivers and Assistants AssociationThe ladies and gentlemen who formed the association spent many hours and months of hard work. The had to earn funds to hire lawyers, pay for research in forming the association, and come up with what we now call bylaws, and the list goes on and on. They even took a chance on losing their jobs as drivers, but they were a determined group of people. With their determination and hard work the driver and assistants have reaped the benefits over the years and will continue to do so for years to come.
The website has an abundance of resources for school bus drivers, assistants and visitors. The Association Board of Directors will meet with and listen to Drivers and Assistants and work on issues, concerns, and ideas brought to the attention of Association members. Board members are drivers and assistants from all zones. We hold Association meetings the second Tuesday of every month with our annual holiday meal in December. Cost of membership is $20.00 at this time. Subscribe and accomplish the following:•Post Your Ideas, Issues and Suggestions On the Website•Team With Fellow Drivers on Important Projects•Make A Positive Contribution That Benefits All Drivers
The Virginia Beach Bus Driver and Assistants Association is having there monthly meeting this Tuesday March 14, 2017. This meeting will be held at Kempsville Middle School and Mr. Cotthaus is scheduled to have a Question and Answer session for all of our Drivers and Assistants.
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