15 Oct '15, 4am

District's school bus driver shortage leads to delays: NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A shortage of nearly… …

District's school bus driver shortage leads to delays: NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A shortage of nearly… …

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A shortage of nearly 150 school bus drivers is expected to impact about a quarter of the bus routes at Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS). The district operates a fleet of more than 600 school buses. Officials said that an unusually high number of driver resignations this year has created close to 150 openings. "We weren’t expecting to have this many driver vacancies at the beginning of school," the district said in a blog post on Monday. "So we want you, our MNPS families, to know that some of you may experience delays as your students are picked up and dropped off." MNPS officials estimated that about 25% of bus routes will be affected by delays. Meanwhile, the district is taking steps to mitigate late buses, including consolidating routes, using all available substitute drivers, and recruiting and training new drivers. Also, some buses will begin r...

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