WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Driving a car around the Waynesboro area this summer has been a challenge. So imagine driving a school bus.
Or worse yet, imagine the task of coordinating several dozen school buses through construction zones and around detours.
Welcome to Missie's world.
Missie Baer, maintenance and transportation coordinator for the Waynesboro Area School District for the last five years, is busy this time of year as she makes sure that more than 3,300 students have rides to and from the district's schools, and St. Andrew Catholic School.
"Everyone wants to make sure their kids are going to be on the right buses," Baer said this week from her office in the district's administration building.
The school assignments and bus listings were announced last week, but that doesn't mean things will slow down the next few weeks.
During a 15-minute span Monday (two weeks before classes start for Waynesboro's nearly 4,200 public school students), she received four voice-mail messages.