Chesterfield schools asks for patience with expected bus route delays this year

Chesterfield County
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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Citing a national school bus driver shortage, Chesterfield County Public Schools asked local families for patience Friday as the district expects to have bus route delays this upcoming school year.

The county experienced similar issues the year before, prompting students and parents to vent their frustration.

Chesterfield schools said despite its efforts, the county has struggled like many school divisions across the country “to hire and retain enough drivers.” The school system shared the news in a Facebook post.

“While we have implemented a variety of recruitment and driver retention efforts, Chesterfield County Public Schools continues to face a staffing shortfall in transportation, as do most school divisions in the Richmond area. As a result, there may be times this year when our routes are delayed while others are completed,” CCPS’ post read. “We ask for your patience as we work to safely deliver all of our students to their identified stops.” 

You can read the whole message from Chesterfield County Public Schools below:

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