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SV bus driver shortage prompts conversation on solutions

September 21, 2021 Digital Media Exclusive

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CRANBERRY TWP — The bus driver shortage in Seneca Valley School District has prompted parents to suggest alternatives and community members to help out.

Superintendent Tracy Vitale during the district's school board meeting Monday updated both directors and the community on steps taken to counteract the shortage of bus drivers.

“We need more bus drivers,” Vitale said. “Mr. (James) Person (district transportation director) has collapsed routes. We have double routed.”

In essence, a bus driver will, at the conclusion of the school day, finish one route, return to the school to pick up more students and complete a second route to transport the same number of students with fewer drivers.

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