Drivers practiced their routes Tuesday, but bibb schools say they need more drivers. | News
Drivers were out washing their buses and practicing their routes today. But Bibb County Schools' Transportation Department say their in need for more drivers. Regardless of the need, they say they are still prepared for the new school year.
"We feel that we are ready to go for Friday. We have been looking at our routes. We've identified those routes. We've identified the staffing to make sure that the students are picked up and are brought home safely" say's Deputy Superintendent Kelley Castlin-Gacutan.
There may be delays with picking up students.
They say they've hired new bus drivers who are still getting acquainted to the routes. Some of those drivers were out practicing their routes today.
She says when they are short staffed, they get bus drivers to run additional routes. They also tell the school principals if they're running behind. On the first day, there could be some delays.
"There's going to be traffic. When I say please be patient I'm specifically referring to that there may be some delay in pick up and delivering but we are committed to making sure that our students arrive to and from school safely" says Castlin-Gacutan.
For some drivers, this is their first day of school as well, and that could cause some hold-ups. She says they've recently hired about ten new drivers and are working to get them up to speed.
"We're reminding our drivers that as the students enter the bus, they are the very first face of the school district that they see in the mornings" says Castlin-Gacutan.
To apply for a driver position, you can visit the Bibb County School website. The position is part-time and pays twelve-seventy-two an hour.