MORGANTOWN \u2014 Sometimes you don\u2019t \u201cthink\u201d \u2014\u00a0 you just act.\r\n\r\nThat\u2019s how Rich Campbell put it during Tuesday night\u2019s meeting of the Monongalia County Board of Education.\r\n\r\nCampbell, a bus driver for the school system, was returning from Charleston in March, after traveling there with a group of colleagues who were protesting during the statewide work stoppage for teachers and other public employees.\r\n\r\nThe heavy rain had just started when the car in front of them hydroplaned.\r\n\r\n\u201cIt rolled twice,\u201d Campbell said. \u201cWe just stopped. Didn\u2019t even think about it. We just knew they needed help.\u201d\r\n\r\nLeann Shriver, a nurse in Monongalia County Schools, directed the effort while Campbell and his fellow bus drivers, Dom Eagle, Greg Shriver, Justin Stern, Justin Stern and Chris Keyser tended to the three passengers in the wrecked car until the ambulances came.\r\n\r\nThe BOE recognized the good Samaritans Tuesday with certificates and glowing remarks.\r\n\r\n\u201cI\u2019m proud of them,\u201d said Jeff Meadows, the BOE\u2019s transportation director.\r\n\r\nProud \u2014\u00a0 but not surprised.\r\n\r\n\u201cOur drivers are all certified in CPR,\u201d he said.\r\n\r\n\u201cThey\u2019re always dealing with scrapped knees and bloody noses. They\u2019re first responders for our kids every day.\u201d\r\n\r\nEagle said was glad the car landed on its wheels:\u00a0 \u201cThank God. They were easier to get to.\u201d\r\n\r\nAll three women survived the crash, Campbell said. The most severely injured was a woman who was thrown through the sun roof. She\u2019s still recovering after multiple surgeries.\r\n\r\nCampbell said he glad he and friends were at that stretch of Interstate 79 at that time.\r\n\r\n\u201cWe were just doing what we were supposed to do,\u201d he said.\r\n\r\nCampbell and this fellow drivers hauled steady numbers of passengers during the most recent school year, Assistant Superintendent Donna Talerico said.\r\n\r\nThe county closed the year with 11,741 students, including 855 kindergarteners.\r\n\r\nWhile layoffs at Mylan Pharmaceuticals may effect enrollment, Devono expects growth across the county. \u201cIt\u2019s conceivable that in two years we\u2019ll be over 12,000 students,\u201d he said.\r\n\r\nThe board will meet Friday to sign off on the $127 million budget for fiscal year 2018-\u201919.\r\n\r\nIt will mark the last meeting for President Barbara Parsons, board member Clarence Harvey Jr. and Devono, all of whom are retiring.\r\n\r\nDevono\u2019s replacement, outgoing Tucker County Schools head Eddie Campbell Jr., will be sworn\u00a0 July 2, along with new board members Melanie Baker Rogers and Sara Anderson.\r\n\r\nRogers and Anderson won their seats in the May primary. Campbell was hired\u00a0 this month.