Wanda English Burnett
South Ripley School Corporation has announced that Dan Goris
has accepted the position of transportation supervisor.
Goris is well known in the community for his service in various
capacities for the Indiana State Police, Versailles District
where he is currently in a supervisory position for the Commercial
Vehicle Enforcement Division.
Sgt. Goris told The Versailles Republican that he has
enjoyed his 30 years with the Indiana State Police. He said
he was looking forward to the challenge of the new position
with the school. I look forward to working with the school
bus drivers and administration to accomplish the goal of getting
1200 students to and from school safely each day, he noted.
Goris also has a goal of making himself available to parents
and students who have questions, concerns or suggestions. Its
all for a safer and more efficient transport system, he
The newly hired transportation director will begin his position
officially on November 15.
In addition to his credentials with a solid background in transportation,
Goris has served as the commander of the State bomb squad and
has been a technician with the unit since 1995. He has a list
of continuing education accomplishments including attending
the FBI National Academy for police supervisors, training in
Federal Motor Carrier Inspections and a Technical Crash Investigator.
I am confident that Mr. Goris will be an excellent addition
to our school, and our administrative team is looking forward
to working with him, Dr. John Mehrle, superintendent of
South Ripley schools wrote in a recommendation letter to the
Knowing the transportation supervisor position is complex, Dr.
Mehrle said he felt Goris has the background and needed management
skill-set to do an excellent job.
Former co-worker at the Indiana State Police, Sgt. Noel Houze
Jr. agrees. He said he and Goris have served together at several
State Police Youth camps where, Dan has always been dedicated
to serving youth.
Sgt. Houze described Goris as being someone who is very dedicated
to his community, having been a volunteer fireman for many years,
active in the church, and serving on the South Ripley School
Board, to mention a few.
He was always available and willing to assist anyone,
anytime and it didnt matter if he was on duty or off duty,
Houze noted. He said he wishes his friend well in his new endeavor,
although he will be missed at the post.