Maynard receives promotion

Maynard receives promotion

By CHRIS MENEES
Staff Reporter
The Obion County School System has promoted from within for a systemwide transportation supervisor.
Tim Maynard has been named the new supervisor of transportation, which encompasses overseeing the system’s fleet of school buses and other vehicles.
Maynard succeeds longtime school system employee Larry Parks, who retired Jan. 31 after a career that most recently included serving as transportation supervisor and director of physical operations, as well as a teacher and coach prior to that.
Obion County Director of Schools David Huss said Maynard had been the assistant transportation supervisor and “the lead man” in the bus garage for the past several years.
“Tim already knows the routes, drivers, etc. We did have a couple to apply, but he was the logical choice,” he said.
This is Maynard’s 11th year with the Obion County School System.
Maynard, who lives in Rutherford, told The Messenger he graduated from high school in Huntingdon in 1987 and started in the school bus industry in 1988 in Weakley County as a part-time mechanic. He went full-time in 1990 and stayed there until 2000 before coming to Obion County to work for the school system in 2001.
“I’ve been here ever since,” he said.
Huss said Maynard will oversee strictly transportation and there has not been any kind of split for the dual positions previously held by Parks. He said he is looking at options for next year’s budget, with that process to begin soon.
The school system’s bus garage and maintenance facilities are located on C.C. Gurien Drive in Troy’s industrial park.
Staff Reporter Chris Menees may be contacted by email at cmenees@ucmessenger.com.

Published in The Messenger 3.9.12

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