‘We’ve got to cover those routes’: VCSC expecting delays amid bus driver shortage

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Vigo County School Corporation notified parents this week that their kids could experience sporadic delays while on their morning and afternoon bus rides.

Bill Riley, VSCS Director of Communications, said that these sporadic delays will not be a constant issue.

“What we’re talking about is a person’s route could be delayed one day and then not again for a couple weeks,” Riley said.

VCSC bus drivers are covering multiple routes to accommodate the shortage of bus drivers. Despite the added workload, Riley said that drivers are happy to go the extra mile to get students to and from school.

“Our drivers do a great job and they want to help the kids,” Riley said. “They’re committed to making sure every child makes it to school and makes it back home safely.”

Riley acknowledged instances of students being late due a late bus, but these instances are not common. Students will not be punished for arriving late to school due to a late bus.

Riley encouraged anyone that wants to become a bus driver to visit the VCSC website for more information.

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