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Bus driver shortages challenging districts

 

September 30, 2021

Gordon Weeks

Mountain View Elementary School students board school buses after school Monday. A shortage of bus drivers is forcing the Shelton School District to cancel four routes a day.

Some students in Mason County are arriving to school late or not at all due to the shortage of bus drivers in local districts.

The shortage of drivers is forcing the Shelton School District to cancel four routes per day, finance director Brenda Trogstad told the Shelton School Board Tuesday at its meeting. She also announced that the district's transportation and lead mechanic have resigned.

Some residents are receiving robocalls from the district at 5 a.m. to get the news their buses won't be available on their route that day.

With the Pioneer School District closed until Oct. 5 due to an...



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