East Ramapo, Newburgh, Pine Bush schools say they're facing bus driver shortage

East Ramapo, Pine Bush and Newburgh are now without bus drivers to pick up their students because of the shortage.

News 12 Staff

Sep 9, 2021, 7:45 PM

Updated 1,037 days ago

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At least three Hudson Valley school districts say they are affected by a national school bus driver shortage.
East Ramapo, Pine Bush and Newburgh are now without bus drivers to pick up their students because of the shortage.
Parents in affected schools are being asked to carpool or drive the students in.
The nationwide bus driver shortage is thought to be fueled by last year's layoffs, health concerns and the job's lower-paying wages.
All of the districts affected say they're looking at short-term and long-term solutions.
Pine Bush announced on Thursday that it is closing all district-operated schools Friday as it faces the bus driver shortage.
All Pine Bush district-run schools will be closed Friday due to a lack of transportation. There will however, be transportation for all special needs students attending an out-of-district school.


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