30 Nov '17, 7pm

Principal Drives School Bus, Studies Driver Shortage for Doctorate - School Bus Fleet

In some school districts, a persistent school bus driver shortage has other staff members, such as mechanics and teaching assistants , getting behind the wheel to help out, but one school principal is going above and beyond. Dan Zylstra, elementary principal and occasional school bus driver at West Central School Corp. in Francesville, Indiana, is studying school bus driver staffing and shortage for his doctorate degree in education. His dissertation will examine how small, rural public school districts use compensation and non-wage factors to recruit and retain Class B CDL bus drivers. Working for that very type of district, with about 800 students from grades K through 12 and serving about half of Pulaski County, Zylstra is also looking at the challenges involved in recruiting and retention. Those include having a significantly smaller worker pool than an urban or suburb...

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