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Botetourt County bus routes canceled due to driver shortage

The school division is looking to hire more drivers to address the problem

Botetourt County Public Schools bus
Botetourt County Public Schools bus (WSLS 10)

FINCASTLE, Va. – Some Botetourt County students had to find other transportation to school Tuesday morning.

Several bus routes were canceled Monday night due to a lack of drivers and COVID-19 concerns.

Staff from the school division who have their c-d-l’s have been stepping in to help to make sure students can get to school, but it could happen often if more drivers aren’t hired soon.

“Clearly, our hope is to communicate these changes, you know as soon as possible we respect the fact that, you know, making a transportation change for a family for the next morning can be quite a big obstacle,” Spokesperson Mike Moser said.

The school division will notify parents of the change by six o’clock the night before.

If students cannot make it to school because of a canceled bus route, they will not be marked absent.

About the Author:

Annie Schroeder joined the 10 News team as a reporter in June 2020 and is no stranger to Southwest Virginia.