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Drivers heat up school buses for cold morning in Indian River County

Posted at 6:43 AM, Jan 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-04 07:46:37-05

Thursday was a cold morning for Indian River County students heading back to school after the holiday break.

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Drivers were busy at the bus depot in Vero Beach warming up the buses and preparing to start their routes. 

The school district said buses will be heated so they are nice and warm when students get on board Thursday morning and also for the afternoon drive home. 

"I'm ready ready ready to roll. We are ready to pull out on this warm bus, and when I say warm, I mean it’s warm! We're ready to go pick up our kids," said bus aide Audrey Ross.

"I’m ready to go pick up my babies. Those are my babies, and I love them. I'd like for them to be warm when they get on here,” said bus driver Willie Smith.

The district suspending the dress code to make sure all students can dress warm for the day ahead. 

The Indian River County School District is not planning any schedule changes and says recess and outdoor activities will be up to the teachers' discretion.