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Madison County school superintendents discuss bus driver shortage

“We have a (bus) route we’ve been advertising for since before I came here,” said Ennis School Superintendent Casey Klasna, referring to how difficult it is to find bus drivers in the area. “We’ve had no interest.”

Klasna, who came on board this summer, said his former school in Terry suffered from the same problem.

“Maybe because it’s not a full time position,” he said, hypothesizing why it is challenging to find drivers. “Or because it requires a CDL, passenger bus endorsement, physicals.”

Currently, Ennis runs five routes – one is covered by the bus supervisor and a paraprofessional, who split driving the Jack Creek route.

“We’re making it work for now, but we’re not fixing the problem,” Klasna said.

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