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No nights, no weekends, and no holidays

Cuero ISD in need of bus drivers as school year approaches

By Jacob Stock

The Cuero Record

 

Shortages have been trickling down every possible industry at some point over the last few years. As school districts across the state of Texas, even around the country, embrace a new school year there is one thing they are all experiencing, a shortage of bus drivers. Some school districts are seeing eye-popping numbers of drivers they are having to replace while some are needing just a few to help with the transportation process. 

When you start to analyze how important bus drivers are for the functioning of a school district, transportation is one of the most vital components outside of its teachers. Many students start their day off with their bus driver being the first and last face they see on the school day. 

The bus driver shortage has begun to hit the Cuero community if you haven’t noticed the big yellow bus in front of the Cuero ISD administration building. The idea was initiated to help spark consideration for those interested in becoming a bus driver, but the process of obtaining a CDL is one of the many reasons a shortage has transpired. 

“We have seen it done in different places and just so people are aware, ‘hey we’re hiring,” spoke Cuero ISD superintendent Dr. Micah Dyer of the idea of stationing the bus in front of the school. 

“A big yellow bus right in front of the school district with the banner draws a lot of attention,” added Cuero ISD transportation director Bo Daniel.

Although the process of acquiring a CDL to become a legal bus driver can be a treacherous process, once complete it can reap a lot of benefits. 

 

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