Franklin County Public Schools looking for bus drivers

Published: Jul. 27, 2022 at 4:34 PM EDT
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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - Many school districts in our hometowns are looking for bus drivers, including Franklin County Public Schools.

“Honestly being a bus driver is not for everyone… It really is a huge responsibility getting out kids to school safely each and every day,” said Jason Guilliams, Director of Operations.

District officials say there is a shortage of drivers and that could have an impact on some routes.

“We have rolled out the STAR routes, which is secondary transportation alternate routes. It’s not something that’s going to happen every day to your child’s bus but we just want you to be prepared and be able to make arrangements with grandparents, aunts, uncles,” said Cherie Whitlow, Supervisor of Transportation.

They hope it won’t happen, but want parents to be aware and prepared.

“Everybody in the office here at the transportation department is going to be on a route driving. Our mechanics are going to be on routes driving. When you receive a call out, it’s because we have no one else to drive a school bus,” said Whitlow.

If you are interested in becoming a driver, you can contact Franklin County Public Schools.

For more information on STAR routes click here.

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