Bus driver shortages could lead to delays for DeKalb students’ first day of school

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Students in DeKalb County are heading back to school on Monday morning, but for those who ride the bus, that return could be delayed.

Parents at Chamblee Middle School received an email Sunday morning say that because the DeKalb County School District Transportation Department is short-staffed, bus routes could be delayed.

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Some bus routes and schedules are facing major modifications.

School administrators said students taking route 770 will be extremely late and should take alternative transportation if possible.

They add the district is working to fill all open bus driver positions.

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According to the district’s website, they are offering between $18.61 and $26.96 per hour with a minimum of six hours per day for bus drivers. That would total out to between $20,000 and $29,000 for the 2023 fiscal year. Click here to apply.

Channel 2 Action News reached out to the district for more details on affected bus routes and the number of empty bus driver positions, but have not yet heard back.

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