Tuesday, 08 January 2019 11:44

School closed due to bus driver shortage

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SWANVILLE - A shortage of substitute school bus drivers forced the RSU 71 superintendent to cancel school at Swanville's elementary school on Monday.

Many school districts around the state are struggling to keep a contingent of school bus drivers but Superintendent Mary Alice McLean says their problem is a shortage of substitute drivers.


RSU 71 administrators met Monday and agreed on a plan to solve that problem if it becomes an issue again. McLean says school officials will shift bus routes if necessary to avoid any future cancellations.