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Livingston school bus drivers in short supply

4 weeks 14 hours 58 minutes ago Wednesday, August 23 2017 Aug 23, 2017 August 23, 2017 4:27 PM August 23, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

LIVINGSTON PARISH - School officials say their pool of substitute bus drivers is dwindling and they're trying to recruit as many as they can.

"We're kind of down to a minimul number of subs and we're trying to get that up," said Jeff Frizell, transportation supervisor.

Frizell says there are currently 290 full-time bus drivers. He says thirty of his substitutes transitioned into full-time drivers this year, leaving the department with hardly any subs.

As the school system searches for more drivers, they're asking parents to be patient. If a bus driver calls out, and there are no readily available subs, Frizell says students may have to ride on a different bus, sometimes causing schedule delays.

Interested candidates are encouraged to attend classes September 5-8 and 11-15. More information can be found here.

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