Osceola County parents: Expect your child’s school bus to be delayed today

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — If you’re a parent in Osceola County, you might want to plan for some delays with your kids’ school bus. The school district said so many bus drivers are out Friday that routes are bound to run behind.

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Officials told Channel 9 that 24% of bus routes do not have drivers.

School officials said they should be able to make up for the number of bus drivers out, but parents should expect delays.

The district has a way for parents to check to see if their kids’ bus is delayed. They can use an app called “Here Comes the Bus.”

Parents can sign in with their school credentials and track their child’s bus to give them a better idea of when it will arrive.

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The school district is expecting a lot of bus drivers to call out because of Good Friday.

Channel 9 found out that drivers are already working double and triple routes to get kids to school because of the ongoing bus driver shortage caused by the pandemic.

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Parents getting their kids to school could be the only way to make sure students get to class on time.

The school district is holding a bus driver job fair on April 19 at the bus compound in Kissimmee. Click here to learn more.

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Once Channel 9 gets some information from the district about the delays and how many drivers called out, we will let you know.

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Q Mccray

Q McCray, WFTV.com

Q McCray is an award-winning general assignment reporter.