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WICHITA, Kansas — The company that buses thousands of children to Wichita schools every day is facing a shortage of drivers that is impacting service to students.
As they get another year underway of driving Wichita’s young minds to school every day–First Student is looking for about 50 bus drivers to fill their ranks.
They do have enough drivers to cover all the bus routes for students and have not had to alter routing.
But what they would like to see with more drivers is added consistency so that kids can develop a bond with their drivers.
USD 259 said they are not concerned about a bus driver shortage because First Student has enough drivers to cover all the routes and that they have not had to consider any adjustments in service.