A small Arkansas school district increased bus drivers’ pay by 19%. Will it fix the shortage?
Sheridan School District bus drivers have had a rough year. Two drivers and the bus driver coordinator resigned in March, effective at the end of the school year. That followed numerous other resignations since 2019. Drivers are retiring, seeking other jobs and quitting because of stress from disruptive student behavior and verbal abuse from parents. […]
Bus driver shortage in rural Arkansas district strands kids, angers parents
Nicole Haynes is exasperated by excuses from the Sheridan School District. A parent of two children in the district, Haynes lives in daily uncertainty. She never knows if the school bus her children ride will run on schedule. She sometimes receives an automated text alerting her at the last minute that the bus may be […]