Frisco Independent School District needs about 30 more bus drivers and sometimes exceeds its policy of 54 high school students per bus.
Dallas (Texas) County Schools cuts its driver shortage from 94 to 28 for back-to-school season and contributes buses and drivers to local evacuation efforts.
State departments of labor and education team up to offer free training to veterans who are interested in becoming a school bus driver.
The widespread shortage has increased challenges for some beyond the usual period of adjustment during back-to-school season. This year, mainstream media seems to be paying more attention.
School bus companies in the state restore one bus route and hire several more CDL-licensed drivers. They are temporarily offering hiring bonuses and increased wages to mitigate bus driver shortage.
The news program cites School Bus Fleet data on driver shortage and interviews Thomas McMahon on the topic.
Edmond Public Schools consolidates some bus stops and cuts courtesy service to neighborhoods within 1 mile of a school.
Two school boards work to prevent another driver shortage this fall after an investigation finds that their “actions and inactions” led to thousands of students being stranded last September.
Muncie Community Schools canceled the first two days of school due to transportation delays, no-show buses, and incorrect routes.
As the school year starts, the Hawaii State Department of Education temporarily consolidates and suspends routes for four schools on Maui due to a shortage of qualified drivers.
The school bus industry needs more young people, not fewer, to carry on the work of safely transporting our nation’s future.
Many Top 50 survey respondents offer bonuses or other monetary incentives. Nearly half ramp up their advertising to recruit drivers as shortages continue to be a challenge.
The North Carolina school system makes driving a bus a requirement for new custodians, cafeteria workers, and teaching assistants to deal with an ongoing driver shortage.