Schools Lack Bus Drivers

The Glynn County school system is facing a shortage of 24 bus drivers and needs to hire more immediately. They also need to add positions to handle management, mechanical work and customer service, according to Assistant Superintendent Jim Pulos. The school system runs 117 bus routes daily, along with 28 additional bus runs to and from the Golden Isles College and Career Academy and for special needs students. The school system only employs 106 full-time drivers and six drivers are absent on average every day. About 130 drivers are needed to compensate for absences.