FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Steve Wood, Superintendent
BUS MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN RECEIVES PRESIDENT’S AWARD
TALLMADGE, OH – (September 20, 2021) – National Express, the parent company to Petermann Transportation, which services the bus transportation needs of Tallmadge City Schools, recently announced their Company Value Awards winners. Tallmadge maintenance Technician Mike Leek was honored with the President’s Award.
After many visits to his bus yard, Mike had the pleasure of getting to know a student with special needs, who enjoyed coming to the yard to look at and learn about the different aspects of school buses. The attaching the numbers to each bus was one of the aspects that caught the student's attention the most. Knowing this, Mike arranged for the student to visit the bus garage and help him attach numbers to four new buses. According to his parents, the student was struggling with the lack of social interaction due to COVID-19, so they were overjoyed and humbled by this act of kindness as it had been the highlight of their son's year. Mike's compassion for people brought immense happiness to a boy with a love for school buses.
This recognition reinforces the district’s vision that Tallmadge is a collaborative community that empowers every student. We are proud of Mike Leek’s service and dedication to students.