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Pennsylvania School Bus Association launches driver recruitment campaign

  • 7/19/2021 8:56:00 AM
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The Pennsylvania School Bus Association is trying something new to recruit drivers. It launched a website, youbehindthewheel.com, to help link potential drivers with open positions. On the site, you can search for bus companies near you that are currently hiring. The association said salaries can range from $15 to $25 an hour with benefits. If you don't want to be a driver, school bus attendant positions are also available in some districts. Attendants ride in the busses to help watch the stud...
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Bus driver shortage ongoing

  • 7/19/2021 8:53:00 AM
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In order to address the driver shortage, the Pennsylvania School Bus Association has launched a statewide recruitment campaign aimed at raising public awareness of the shortage as well as providing a number of resources that can be used to recruit new school bus drivers. Harkelroad praised the PSBA for being proactive in trying to find drivers. “The Pennsylvania School Bus Association is one of the strongest bus associations in the country and recognized early in the shutdown that this wa...
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School bus driver and substitute teacher shortage ahead of 2021-22 school year

  • 7/14/2021 8:43:00 AM
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“Statewide, we need hundreds and hundreds of drivers to be fully-staffed for this fall,” Ryan Dellinger, Executive Director of Pennsylvania School Bus Association, said. A bus driver shortage is nothing new, but the pandemic only made it worse. “The last thing we ever want to do is to have kids unable to get to school,” Dellinger said.
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Bus Driver Shortages Worsening for Many Districts as Schools Reopen

  • 5/19/2021 3:42:00 PM
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Pennsylvania School Bus Association Executive Director Ryan Dellinger said the school bus driver shortage in his state had been an issue since well before COVID-19 hit, but the pandemic added new obstacles. A significant portion of the school bus drivers across the state are retirees, he said, who don’t want to risk exposure to the virus.
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Bus driver shortage affecting school districts

  • 4/21/2021 3:39:00 PM
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There is currently an ongoing shortage of school bus drivers across the state of Pennsylvania. According to the Pennsylvania School Bus Association, the number of drivers continues to dwindle by the year. "This is something that is not only a state issue; it is a national issue. School bus companies and schools across the country are struggling to really recruit and retain drivers," said Ryan Dellinger of the Pennsylvania School Bus Association
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Pennsylvania is in danger of losing the school bus industry

  • 9/21/2020 8:42:00 AM
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Pennsylvania is in danger of losing the school bus industry is an op-ed article released by the executive director, Mike Berk urging the importance of the school bus industry and due to the current pandemic that if we do not take extreme measures to keep the industry alive. As Pennsylvania’s school bus industry, our job is to keep the wheels on the bus going round and round. And we love what we do. Our mission is to safely transport more than 1.5 million Pennsylvania students to and from school...
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Bus companies face challenges with return to school

  • 9/11/2020 11:05:00 AM
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In this article, The Herald interviews executive director Mike Berk about PSBA's view on the COVID-19 Pandemic and the concerns around only putting a 1/4 of the students on a school vehicle and the financial strains this will cause on all parties.  To read the full interview please click here.
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Head of Pennsylvania School Bus Association explains changes in place to ensure bus safety

  • 8/27/2020 3:37:00 PM
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As the fall school year starts, the focus on school safety is beginning before students even step foot into the classroom. I spoke with the Pennsylvania School Bus Association to see what precautions have been put in place to keep their young riders safe. For bus drivers, the return to in-person learning signals the return to work. Despite the nearly six-month lull, the PA School Bus Association said their drivers have been busy brainstorming, preparing, and implementing new changes. “...
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