29 Jan '15, 6pm

#healthcare cuts for #Georgia #schoolbus drivers may worsen shortage, GAPT says: @protectstudents

A proposal to cut health funding for part-time school bus drivers would exacerbate a driver shortage, and remove a valuable recruitment and retention tool as well as a large chunk of driver compensation, according to the Georgia Association for Pupil Transportation (GAPT). As The Atlanta-Journal Constitution previously reported , Gov. Nathan Deal proposed the cuts in the State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) in the fiscal year 2016 state budget for school bus drivers and other state employees who work less than 30 hours a week, or six hours a day. The association published a position paper on the plan that states that the benefit has been a large portion of the drivers’ compensation for many years, and is crucial to recruiting and retaining drivers. “The ‘take-back’ of that important, acknowledged piece of compensation that for years has been a part of an implied agreement (and...

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