MSD bus driver to retire after 47 years of service

By Phil Smith

When retiring school bus driver Judy Decker first sat in the driver’s seat, she had no idea she would finally hang up her keys the same year that high school seniors on that bus would also be eligible for retirement.

An 18-year-old 12th-grader on that bus in September, 1974, is now 65, eligible for Social Security and possibly thinking of wintering in Florida.

After all, taking the Fort Myers Beach transit system to the senior center for a shuffleboard tournament would certainly be less harrowing then riding on Decker’s bus back then, during an era when school attendance took precedence over snow drifts and blinding fog

Posted on 2021 Dec 01