UPDATE: Bus driver shortage contributing to continued issues returning students home in Pulaski County

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UPDATE 3:15 p.m.: A bus driver shortage is creating issues for students trying to return home from school.

According to Pulaski County Public Schools, the following buses will not run:

Bus 31 will not run. Bus 89 will pick up bus 31’s first load at PCMS at 4:15. This change will make those students approximately 1 hour late getting home.

Bus 25 will pick up bus 31’s second load at PCMS at 4:30. This will make those students approximately 45 minutes late getting home.

Bus 22 will not run. Bus 1 will pick up bus 22’s Riverlawn load with his regular students at dismissal. Bus 22 students should be on time but all bus 1 students will be late getting home. Bus 44 and bus 22 high school load will now be on bus 9.Bus 10 students will be on bus 39 and should be on time.

PULASKI COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Due to a bus driver shortage in Pulaski County, school officials say that two bus routes will run at least an hour late Wednesday morning.

According to Pulaski County Public Schools, the route for Bus #31 in the Fairlawn area will run approximately 90 minutes late on Wednesday, Sept. 22. Bus #51 is set to make this run after finishing its regular morning route.

Meanwhile, the district says Bus #31’s route in the Dublin area — including Stone Ridge Road and Highland Park — will be about an hour late on Wednesday morning, with Bus #89 set to handle this run after completing its usual trip.

This news comes after Pulaski County school officials announced on Tuesday, Sept. 21 that students riding two buses from three different schools on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon would be late due to a lack of drivers.

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