Delaware School Districts Grappling With Bus Driver Shortage

Delaware school districts are struggling to find enough drivers to shuttle students to and from school.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the shortage has meant some students aren't getting to school on time and some low-income students who eat breakfast at school are missing their first meal of the day.

T.J. Vari is assistant superintendent for operations at the Appoquinimink School District. He says the district loses drivers every year to higher-wage jobs with Amazon and Walmart. [[238427591, C]]

Vari's district spent $35,000 this year to bring its drivers in a week before school starts for practice runs and meetings with administrators.

Rob Harding is supervisor of transportation for the Brandywine School District. He says the district is short by about six drivers going into the school year.

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