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Wolf Administration Continues Work to Address Bus Driver Shortage; Encourages Drivers to Apply

Wolf Administration Continues Work to Address Bus Driver Shortage; Encourages Drivers to Apply

  • 10/22/2021 11:36:00 AM
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PennDOT Deputy Secretary Kurt Myers and Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Secretary Dr. Noe Ortega today joined the Pennsylvania School Bus Association to encourage interested individuals to obtain Commercial Driver’s License to address bus driver shortage in Pennsylvania. “The school bus industry has been hit hard by COVID-19, and the Pennsylvania School Bus Association appreciates PennDOT and PDE’s partnership in working through the school bus driver shortage,” said Ryan Dellin...
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PSBA Executive Director Guest on National School Transportation’s Podcast, “The Bus Stop”

  • 9/16/2021 11:54:00 AM
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Ryan Dellinger, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania School Bus Association (PSBA), joins National School Transportation Association’s (NSTA) Executive Director, Curt Macysyn to discuss the current bus driver shortage affecting our state of Pennsylvania. Ryan provides a look into his background, and transition as the Executive Director of PSBA. Then Curt and Ryan talk about the longstanding relationship between NSTA and PSBA, and how that relationship benefits members of both organizations...
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5 Questions: Denille Girardat on Driver Shortage, Illegal Passing Concerns

  • 9/7/2021 4:41:00 PM
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Keeping in line with family tradition, it was only right that Denille Girardat, the president of the Pennsylvania School Bus Association and part-owner of a school bus company, found her way back to the world of pupil transportation. She began cleaning and sweeping buses for her family-owned transportation business, Girardat LP, in the early part of her career and later pivoted to a long-time role in retail. After much success, she went back to her school bus roots, increasing her involvement in...
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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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