October 7, 2022

Bus Driver Shortage Causing Problems at USD 457

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) At the end of Monday night’s school board meeting USD 457 Superintendent Dr. Rick Atha identified a busing problem at Garden City schools caused by a shortage of drivers.  Atha has been told morning and afternoon routes are taking too long.  Some kids are staying on the bus almost two hours to and from school causing a supervision problem in some cases.  

Atha says he will sign a contract with First Student a company out of Wichita for five bus drivers to begin work after Labor Day through November 1st.  Its anticipated the school district will be able to certified a new group of drivers by that time, solving the problem.