Harold Nicholson named Minisink Valley’s new transportation supervisor

Harold Nicholson with school busesHarold Nicholson has been named Minisink Valley’s new transportation supervisor.

Prior to joining Minisink Valley, Mr. Nicholson spent 17 years as the transportation supervisor for the Corinth School District, a 1,300 student district located in located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains.

Mr. Nicholson, who is president-elect of the New York Association for Pupil Transportation, is a New York Department of Motor Vehicles and New York State Education Department school bus driver instructor, and is also a New York State Education Department master instructor.

“The most important thing we do in the transportation department is to safely transport students to and from school without incident,” he said. “I want the community to know that I bring a long history of safe, school transportation here.  If they ever have any issues or concerns, please let us know right away. The Minisink Valley transportation team is a very professional and highly trained group of drivers, monitors and mechanics. Students are being transported to school in buses which area driven by and maintained by the best in the industry.”

Mr. Nicholson noted there were three reasons why he wanted to come to Minisink Valley.

“One is the atmosphere of the district,” he said. “From the very top, everyone consistently shows a concern for students, staff and the community. The second is that I know quite a few people who live here, who have been born and raised here, through our contact with our state transportation organization. And, from all the people I have asked about his district, everyone had only the most positive things to say.  The third is that I love the rural atmosphere here. That’s where I’m from. It’s been a very welcoming experience for me.”

Mr. Nicholson takes over for Tom O’Donnell, who retired at the end of December and has relocated to the State of Florida.