First Student Asks State To Alter Hiring Rules For Bus Drivers

Photo Credit: First Student / Official Website

The company that operates Springfield’s school bus fleet is seeing chronic shortages of drivers in some communities… and is now asking for state rules to be changed to allow off-duty police, firefighters and National Guardsmen to get behind the wheel.

First Student has had repeated problems in finding enough drivers for its buses in Normal… causing many students to get to school late. The company says state changes in hiring rules could fill in some of those gaps while it continues to look for qualified part-time drivers.

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