(WFXR) — Two school districts in southwest Virginia are dealing with delayed or canceled bus routes for Monday as a bus driver shortage impacts schools across the country.
According to Bedford County Public Schools, students at Moneta Elementary School, Staunton River Middle School, and Staunton River High School who usually ride bus 24 will be picked up 30 to 40 minutes late on Monday, Oct. 25.
Bedford County school officials say that other drivers will need to finish their routes and then double back to pick up the students along the bus 24 route.
Meanwhile, Botetourt County Public Schools says that buses 39, 50, 70, and 82 will not run on Monday.
The cancellation of these four Botetourt County bus routes will affect students at Breckinridge Elementary School, Colonial Elementary School, Greenfield Elementary School, Troutville Elementary School, Central Academy Middle School, Read Mountain Middle School, James River High School, and Lord Botetourt High School, according to the district.
However, the bus route cancellations will not affect transfer shuttles, according to school officials.
Botetourt County Public Schools assures parents who are unable to arrange for alternate transportation on Monday that their student(s) will not be marked absent. You are asked to reach out to the teacher(s), though, about any missed assignments.
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