LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Jefferson County Public Schools announced the hiring of Randy Frantz as its head of transportation services Friday.
Frantz, a Louisville native and JCPS alumnus, previously held managerial positions at GE Appliances in its transportation, distribution, customer service and commercial operations divisions.
"More than 70,000 students ride a JCPS bus every day, making our transportation system one of the most robust and utilized school bus services in the country," JCPS Superintendent Dr. Donna Hargens said in a statement. "Randy's experience will be invaluable as we undertake the incredible responsibility of safely transporting thousands of children to school each day."
Frantz, who has a bachelor's degree from Northwood University, attended Byck Elementary School, Highland Middle School and Atherton High School.
"Being a product and customer of JCPS, I have a vested interest in its well-being. I am excited to serve the students and parents of JCPS," said Frantz, whose first day of work will be Aug. 18. "Our organizational goal is to make learning possible by getting students to and from school safely, on time, and within budget."
Frantz, who has a Six Sigma Black Belt certified, has volunteered as the Norton Elementary basketball coach and Meyzeek Middle School golf coach, and is a Ballard High School golf booster. He and his wife Whitney have two sons, Zachary and Jacob.