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School Bus Driver Shortage in Sioux Falls School District

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The school year is just weeks away, which means time is running out for the Sioux Falls School District to fill an important employment gap. Not teachers, but bus drivers. The race is on to find 30 more. Driving a school bus is the best start and end to Arthur Degelder’s day. “I enjoy the interaction with…

School Bus Driver Shortage Creates Headaches for Districts Nationwide

LINCOLN, Neb. – School districts throughout the U.S. are struggling to find school bus drivers, a challenge that has worsened with low unemployment and a strong economy. The problem has become so severe that some districts are offering sign-up bonuses for new drivers, while others rely on mechanics, custodians and other school employees to fill the gap. For parents and…

Tri-Valley School District Cracks Down on Dangerous Driving

COLTON, S.D.-The school year just started in South Dakota, but one school district is already cracking down on dangerous drivers. “When you see the stop sign on a school bus come out you need to stop, I mean that really as simple as it gets,” said Dr. Mike Lodmel, Tri-Valley School District Superintendent. However, some drivers aren’t doing that. It…

South Dakota Schools Experiencing School Bus Driver Shortage

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Some are calling it a “crisis.” School starts this week, yet many area districts are experiencing a school bus driver shortage. In Sioux Falls, school starts on Thursday and the district is still 20 drivers short. Smaller school districts are feeling the effects also, since it’s so challenging to get bus drivers on board. Many school…

Iowa School Bus Fire That Killed 2 Under Investigation

OAKLAND, Iowa (AP) – Local and federal investigators are trying to determine why a fire erupted on a school bus in western Iowa, killing a student and the bus driver. The fire occurred Tuesday morning after the bus picked up a student at a farm southeast of Oakland, Iowa, about 35 miles east of Omaha, Nebraska. Sixteen-year-old Megan Klindt and…

Authorities Say 2 Dead After School Bus Fire In Western Iowa

OAKLAND, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say two people have died in a school bus fire in western Iowa. Investigators say there may have been as many as 20 students on the bus when the fire erupted around 7 a.m. Tuesday. The bus was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. The ages and identities of the victims weren’t immediately released. The…