Monday morning, the Paso Robles School District discovered six school vans were vandalized. The catalytic converters were removed. The thief entered the vehicle yard through a gate and stole the device off six older model vans.
Transportation and Operations Manager Kelly Stainbrook said, “They were older vans, so finding the replacement parts may be challenging.”
Stainbrook says the yard was hit last year, but they caught the culprit. “A homeless guy was siphoning gas, but our camera caught a picture of his vehicle and police tracked him down. He was arrested.”
Kelly said she has greater challenges than theft and vandalism. “Right now my big concern is hiring bus drivers. We really need bus drivers. Many of our drivers have worked here for many years, some for 15-20 years. But we need more drivers.”
If you are interested in becoming a bus driver, call the Paso Robles School District and they’ll put you in touch with Kelly Stainbrook. The PRJUSD phone number is (805) 769-1000.