Thank you, Mr. Bill

It is with deep sadness that we share the news that Bill Bond, a TPS friend, passed away on May 30. Bill and his bus ferried children back and forth from our country classroom and from field trips for more than 30 years.

Until fairly recently, when the School District of Philadelphia changed bus vendors, Bill drove one of our morning and afternoon routes, making sure our children got safely to and from school every day. He was the "go-to" driver for classroom and ASEP trips - teachers knew to put in a request for Mr. Bill.

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And we cannot remember a single TPS Thanksgiving Feast at which Bill was not present. Although he was a special guest, he took on the role of a family group leader, serving up lasagna to the kids sitting with him.

We will miss Bill terribly. TPS is planning a special tribute to him in the fall.