Some Woodridge school buses running late due to driver shortage

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The Woodridge Local School District had some buses running late on Tuesday, Nov. 30, due to a shortage of available drivers.
The Woodridge Local School District had some buses running late on Tuesday, Nov. 30, due to a shortage of available drivers.

As Woodridge Local School District students returned to classes Tuesday after the Thanksgiving break, the superintendent said some buses may be running late due to a shortage of available drivers.

Superintendent Walter Davis said in an all-call Tuesday morning that adjustments are being made to ensure students are getting to and from school.

"Many of our drivers will be doubling up and covering for their colleagues," Davis said. "Please be advised that buses may be running late today. Some significantly so."

He noted that bus numbers 6, 27 and 29 were expected to be running late.

"We appreciate your understanding and flexibility as we navigate this unprecedented situation," Davis stated.

He noted he learned on Monday evening that six of the district's regular drivers would be absent on Tuesday.

"All are listed as 'sick day' in our absence system," Davis said. "This is not the first time we’ve had a shortage of drivers – but it was the first time that I had to alert parents to the likelihood of late buses."

Reporter Phil Keren can be reached at pkeren@thebeaconjournal.com, or on Twitter at @keren_phil.

This article originally appeared on Akron Beacon Journal: Some Woodridge school buses running late due to driver shortage

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