Driver shortage equals cancelled classes for Maine school

January 9, 2019 | Maine Public

A lack of bus drivers forced an elementary school near Belfast to cancel classes on Monday.

Nickerson Elementary School in Swanville informed parents that school would be canceled after several of the district’s bus drivers called in unable to report to work. Superintendent Mary Alice McLean says the district has a shortage of substitute bus drivers, but that the situation on Monday was unprecedented.

McLean says the district has now put together a plan that could include using staff differently and having drivers double up on bus runs.

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