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Some Polk County Public School employees will get the biggest raise they’ve seen in recent years. “As a bus driver these kids become your kids when they’re with you,” Vice President of Bus Drivers and Attendants for AFSCME Local 2227 James Hopson said. Hopson has formed a special bond with the students he takes to school everyday. Though he loves being a bus driver, Hopson said he’s not able to live off his paycheck.