. Why school districts nationwide are facing bus driver shortages « JO LEE MAGAZINE

ABC News- At the start of the school year, it’s not uncommon for school districts to be short bus drivers. Before the pandemic, Savannah-Chatham County Public School System in Georgia had been down 10% from what it needed, which is manageable, Paul Abbott, executive director for transportation for the district, told ABC News.

This year, he said the school district was down over 30%

“We have the money, we have the buses, we have the parts. We have everything that we need except the critical resource — bus drivers,” Abbott said. “COVID just completely exacerbated the bus driver shortage.”

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