As school districts across the U.S. are facing bus driver shortages, one state is tapping the National Guard to help.
Starting Tuesday, Sept. 14, nearly 100 members of the Massachusetts National Guard will begin training sessions to serve as school bus drivers and assist communities impacted by school bus driver shortages.
According to a statement released by the office of public safety and security of Massachusetts Gov. Charles D. Baker, 90 Guard members will “prepare for service in Chelsea, Lawrence, Lowell and Lynn” and up to 250 personnel will be available for the assignment.
The statement also said that the National Guard will comply with all health and safety measures.