School bus drivers lauded as ‘game changers’ at annual back-to-school event

Marlon Allen led about 2,000 school bus drivers as they jumped, shouted and danced in the Hebron Baptist Church worship hall Monday morning.

Allen, a local pastor and past president of the Rotary Club of Gwinnett, was leading a sort of pep rally celebrating the hard work of the Gwinnett School System’s “unsung heroes” — the bus drivers.

“This school system is a winning school system,” Allen said. “This school system is a successful school system. And I believe it all starts with the people in this room. I have given you the title of ‘game changers.’”