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Filling-in Gaps During School Bus Driver Shortages

Like with many other school districts, the chronic school bus driver shortage forced district officials in Warren, Ohio this week to bring in a private company to fill its lack of in-house bus drivers.

“The transportation supervisor at Jackson-Milton Local School District will be behind the wheel delivering children to school and back, filling a vacant school bus route created when a driver retired in late December. There are no other substitute drivers to fill the gap,” reported the Tribune Chronicle today.

Elsewhere, for example, a new policy requirement at Weathersfield Local Schools mandates that all nonteaching new hires, including cafeteria workers and custodians, obtain a CDL, in order to be able to quickly fill-in as a substitute bus driver, when necessary.

Warren City Schools officials said they are planning to host a job fair in several weeks, in order to “attract both bus drivers and other potential district employees.”

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