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Dayton-area school districts experiencing bus driver shortage complicated by COVID pandemic

Dayton Daily News |

Todd Silverthorn, the transportation supervisor at Kettering City Schools and vice president of the Ohio Association of Pupil Transportation, said the bus driver shortage has been an issue for his district for about three years and it is continuously getting worse.

About 40% of respondents to that National Association for Pupil Transportation survey said they’re experiencing a moderate bus driver shortage, which is a shortage of about 6% or 10%. Ten percent of respondents said their shortage is “desperate,” or more than 16% short, the data said.