According to WYFF News Channel 4 in upstate South Carolina, Greenville County Schools are experiencing a shortage of school bus drivers and delays in getting the students home after school.
It was reported on Thursday of this week that the school buses were running one hour late getting students home from school the first few days of the new school year. Some of the school buses were having to take a bus full of students home and return to the school to get the students who were left.
Beth Brotherton, Director of Communications at Greenville County Schools, was interviewed regarding the shortage and delays. She stated that the delays would be taken care of by the end of the week. They are working on the schedules, and may have to make some changes after Labor Day, so all students would be at school and at home in the afternoons right on schedule. It was also reported that Greenville County Schools is holding a job fair next Tuesday, August 27th, at Plain Elementary School in Simpsonville, to help fill over 45 positions of school bus drivers to make up the shortage urging applicants to come to the school.
The County also urged parents to remember to bring their tags to pick up younger children from their bus stop so the bus driver does not have to take the student back to the school.
Beth Brotherton was formally an anchor on WYFF News in Greenville, SC, for fifteen years.