SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. (KTIV) - A Nebraska school district needs bus drivers to ensure students have safe transportation to and from school.
Erin Heineman, Director of Business Operations for the South Sioux City Community School District, said there's a need for bus drivers every year. Heineman said because of COVID-19, the need is even greater.
She said it's because they also need "bus substitutes" to fill in when a current driver is out, and "bus monitors," which help make sure students are following coronavirus safety protocols on the bus.
"Luckily our district has not experienced a day where we haven't had bus drivers to cover a bus route, but there may have been a situation where we need to have one drover cover two routes because we were short on drivers, so all kids get to school they may just be running late," said Heineman.
Heineman said the school has more than 20 routes and nearly 500 students use the bus to get to school.