Hero bus driver honored


SHERMAN — Sherman Central School District bus driver and CSEA member David Tenpas was recently honored for his heroic efforts in protecting the safety and security of students who were involved in a bus fire.

As noted in the February Work Force, after the school bus that he was driving malfunctioned, Tenpas moved quickly to get about a dozen schoolchildren off the bus before it burst into flames. No one was injured during the Jan. 4 incident.

Tenpas was honored by both the Sherman Central School District Board of Education and the Chautauqua County Legislature. In photo, Tenpas receives a proclamation while being flanked by Chautauqua County Legislators Christine Starks and David Himelien.

— Ove Overmyer


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Ove Overmyer

Ove Overmyer is an award winning photojournalist and writer who has promoted the virtue of working people and the value of public service throughout his career. His work has been published by many well-respected international media outlets, including PBS Moyers & Co., Steward Update UCS Worker Institute Cornell ILR, CBS News, The Weather Channel, SCI-FY Channel, Associated Press and LOGO-TV. Before joining the CSEA Communications Department staff in 2015, Overmyer was a CSEA member employed by the City of Rochester and an officer of the union for more than 18 years. He covers a 14 county area of Western New York and lives in Rochester, NY.

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