Dubuque Community Schools orders 100 “drivers wanted” signs and posts them at schools and around town.
Following a survey conducted last year, the association is again gauging the severity of driver shortage for school bus operations.
The survey covers such timely topics as school bus driver shortage, new bus buying, and changes in transportation service levels.
State departments of labor and education team up to offer free training to veterans who are interested in becoming a school bus driver.
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.
The online assessment, developed with The Dash Group, is designed to measure a current or prospective school bus driver's decision-making ability.
Muncie Community Schools canceled the first two days of school due to transportation delays, no-show buses, and incorrect routes.
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.
There are other commercial driving jobs that pay more than driving a school bus, but they don’t involve transporting students. The opportunity to contribute to children’s education and safety could spark interest in the job.
The company will now provide safety compliance audits and conduct on-site driver file reviews and safety training leadership programs.
Jefferson County (Ky.) Public Schools starts a pilot that pays school bus drivers and assistants a $200 bonus for every pay period they come to work every day to address driver shortage and absenteeism.