FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — Southern Columbia administrators are searching for ways to hire new bus drivers after a worker shortage has led to issues with students arriving to the school on time for classes.
Southern Columbia Area School District Superintendent James Becker said the school is creatively managing transportation challenges occurring from a scarcity of certified bus drivers in the region. The school district is contracted with Fullington Trailways and Becker said the district has a good working relationship with the bus company.
“This year everyone seems to be having a hard time finding drivers,” Becker said.
He said the district is attempting to rotate which students experience delays by alternating buses. Becker said students have faced delays of up to 30 minutes