The bus stops here: Longtime transportation director Patterson retires

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  • Bus driver, Bernie Patterson retired after 43 years of working at St. Regis School earlier this month as a teacher, administrator, and assistant transportation director. His daughter Emma, made him a special bus cake for the occasion. (Photo provided by St. Regis School).

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    St. Regis School Board Chair Charlee Thompson (left) presents Bernie Patterson with a bus cookie jar as a retirement gift during his party earlier this month. Staff members have promised to refill it monthly with his favorite cookies. (Photo provided by St. Regis School)

  • Bus driver, Bernie Patterson retired after 43 years of working at St. Regis School earlier this month as a teacher, administrator, and assistant transportation director. His daughter Emma, made him a special bus cake for the occasion. (Photo provided by St. Regis School).

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    St. Regis School Board Chair Charlee Thompson (left) presents Bernie Patterson with a bus cookie jar as a retirement gift during his party earlier this month. Staff members have promised to refill it monthly with his favorite cookies. (Photo provided by St. Regis School)

“The wheels on the bus go ‘round and ‘round,” is a favorite children’s song but those wheels have stopped for Bernie Patterson. After 43 years, St. Regis School’s assistant transportation director, bus driver and former teacher, has retired.

During his retirement party at the school earlier this month, Patterson received a bright yellow frosted bus cake created by his daughter, Emma. He also received a bus cookie jar which is promised to be filled every month with his favorite cookies by St. Regis staff members.

Over his years working for the school, Patterson taught elementary classes and also served as an administrator. It was after retiring from those positions that he drove and maintained the school buses.

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