Nelson County Public Schools asking for parents’ assistance during bus driver shortage

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News

NELSON COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — A bus driver shortage for Nelson County Public Schools has prompted pleas for understanding and help from parents in getting their children to and from school on Friday.

The district says they may not have enough available drivers to meet the division’s needs on Friday, Oct. 15 due to a bus driver shortage and complications of quarantines due to COVID-19.

Nelson County school officials are asking parents, who are able to do so, to bring their children to school and/or from school. Any parent who is able to accommodate this request is asked to send an email to cashby@nelson.k12.va.us or call 434-226-6911 with the following information:

  • Your child’s full name
  • Address
  • Bus driver’s name
  • bus number

Sending this information will allow the district to adjust their ridership numbers and route assignments to accommodate as many students as possible.

While delays are anticipated with school bus transportation for Friday, Nelson County Public Schools stated in a Facebook post that the issue could be ongoing.

School officials also ask anyone who’s interested and qualified to become a school bus driver for their division to fill out an application. If you do not currently have the qualifications, they offer training classes.

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