Driving force retires after 30 years on the road

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Ojai Valley News photo by Tim Dewar

Donna Minkel stands outside the school bus she will drive a few more times before retiring after 30 years.

Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter

Donna Minkel, a mother of four and grandmother of eight, is preparing to retire after 30 years driving an Ojai Unified School District (OUSD) bus.

“It started out as a job and it turned into a career,” said Minkel, who will continue working until summer school ends July 19.

The OUSD School Board thanked Minkel for her service during its June 7 meeting.

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