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D211 Post: District 211 Bus Driver Passes 50 Years of Service to District

          In 1968, then High School District 211 Superintendent Gerald A. McElroy called 22-year-old Bill Dahl to the District’s administration center for an interview to teach physical education and driver’s education at the recently built James B. Conant High School.  More than 50 years later, Dahl still wakes up early every morning to start his work day with District 211.            Dahl said when he started working for the District, most teachers also doubled as bus drivers.  He said anyone who coached a sport also was encouraged to be a ...

D211 Post: District 211 Adds Alternative Fuel Buses to Fleet

           Township High School District 211 will add 15 propane-fueled 71-passenger buses to its fleet, following the Board of Education approval of a bid, which also included the purchase of 15 smaller gasoline-fueled 30-passenger buses Dec. 14.  The new buses will replace buses ranging from 13-15 years old.             Diana Mikelski, District 211 Director of Transportation, said her team reviewed a variety of alternative fuel buses before deciding on propane.             “We felt propane was ...