The New Milford Public School District is working to address a school bus driver shortage. In a letter to families yesterday, Superintendent Alisha DiCorpo says they are working with All Star Transportation Company to address the shortages, but the transportation vendor has used all of their sub drivers and don't have additional buses.
DiCorpo says they even called surrounding towns inquiring about support for these runs. She called out of state transportation companies to see if they could cover this week, but are unable to do so as they too are facing driver shortages.
All-Star combined two high school routes to free up a driver. High School Bus 27 students will go onto Bus 14 for the rest of the week and if needed on Monday as well. All-Star is not able to cover Bus 12 (SNIS), Bus 16 (NMHS & SNIS), Bus 33 (SMS & SNIS) this afternoon. All-Star is not able to cover Bus 12 (SNIS), Bus 16 (NMHS & SNIS) tomorrow afternoon.