Pictured is Ohio County Schools bus driver Bob Pockl  with Superintendent Kimberly Miller.

They make sure the students arrive safely to school. They make sure the children have a nutritious meal. They keep they hallways immaculately clean, and they are kind and courteous while answering phone calls from parents.

 Ohio County Schools Service Personnel Day is being celebrated today (Sept. 23) throughout the school system, and each building will thank the accountants, aides/paraprofessionals, bus drivers, child nutrition staff members, custodians, facilities and maintenance staff members, mechanics and secretaries. Ohio County Schools couldn’t be more proud of the employees who keep Ohio County Schools operating effectively and efficiently each and every day.

 Ohio County Schools Superintendent Kimberly Miller said there are approximately 300 service staff members in the school system. She said administrators, teachers, parents and students truly appreciate the school system’s service employees and their dedication. Miller thanked the support staff members for their commitment each and every day.

 “They work so hard because they care about our students,” Miller said. “We’re proud of them because they do their best for the children, and their contributions are important in all of our schools. The students learn in clean and comfortable classrooms, bus drivers keep them safe to and from school, and they make sure the children are properly fed and nourished. They do it all.

 “Our teachers and administrators are well aware of the importance of the service staff,” she added. “The service staff members mean so much to all of their schools, and we want them to know that.”

 Erika Wick is a countywide Registered Behavior Technician, and she has worked in Ohio County Schools for a year. She loves the students and staff members with whom she works.

“I love it here so much,” Wick said. “The kids are great, and the staff is great. I haven’t met a single staff member who isn’t willing to help.”