School Bus Driver Shortage a National Issue

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (by Meagan O’Halloran)–A shortage of school bus drivers appears to be a nationwide problem. Larry Riggsbee is the Executive Director of the Tennessee Association of Pupil Transportation and says more bus drivers are quitting because the job doesn’t pay well and it comes with the inconvenience of working a split morning and afternoon shift. Right now Metro Nashville schools have over 140 bus driver job positions open and Williamson county schools are looking for close to 150 drivers.

Riggsbee thinks school leaders need to do a better job budgeting in the money to pay drivers a higher salary. Metro School leaders are paying out bonus incentives to keep drivers on staff while they try and fill the vacant spots. Administrators are also conducting exit interviews to find out how to improve conditions for existing employees and recruit new ones.

Source: fox17
School Bus Driver Shortage a National Issue



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