Indiana district’s teachers to drive school buses amid shortage
A handful of elementary teachers at Carmel Clay Schools will drive buses next school year before and after spending their day in the classroom.
The district has struggled to find bus drivers for years, said Associate Superintendent Roger McMichael. Each drive two or three routes every day to try to be more efficient. Some days there aren’t enough drivers for every bus, which McMichael said is difficult to make up for and causes students to be picked up late.
So administrators decided to try an unusual strategy: offering teachers $18,000 to get in the driver’s seat.