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

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

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 Dellinger, Executive Director of the PSBA. “Our only goal, at the end of the day, is to ensure that children are able to get to and from school safely on a daily basis.  School bus drivers are a critical part of the education system and are the first and last interaction a child gets during the school day, which can be incredibly important for setting the tone of their day. Now, more than ever though, it is incredibly important that we tell their story and recognize them for what they really are: heroes."

Video/photos: https://pacast.com/m?p=20153

Press Release: https://www.media.pa.gov/pages/education-details.aspx?newsid=1214

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