Longview ISD is experiencing a bus driver shortage, especially during this flu season. So, they are looking into some creative ways to recruit bus drivers. The district plans to hold a job fair in the spring with the East Texas Workforce Commission and has placed ads in the newspaper and over the radio. They're also turning to local colleges and universities for students who may be interested in the part time job.
"We're hoping that using some of these creative ways of recruiting drivers will really help us to one fully staff our fleet and then secondly have a greater pool of individuals in our substitute lineup because we really need those people," says Interim Superintendent Andrea Mayo.
Pine Tree School District in Longview says they too have a shortage of bus drivers and are making extra efforts to recruit.