It marked the first run for the bus, which could be called a BINO — bus in name only — because there is no actual vehicle. Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School (EEMS) students instead transport themselves to school using their feet, under the watchful eyes of trained volunteers.
“It’s just a wonderful day,” said Paul Markosian, a parent and School Board member who got his son Felix on the “bus” and joined the caravan himself. “I’m so happy.”
Walking to school is not a new thing for the Markosians, and Paul helped to make the new program a reality in Ellsworth.