OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — Osceola County School district leaders are talking about ways to make sure students are getting to class safely.
The district is considering retention bonuses for some employees and a partnership with LYNX, as the county remains about three dozen bus drivers short.
On Tuesday, the school board will discuss whether teaming up with LYNX or hiring other qualified drivers could be the answer.
One solution could be a partnership with LYNX for public transportation drivers, then students would receive a pass to ride for free.
The district needs to figure out the feasibility and whether the LYNX times work with student needs.
Another idea is whether they should hire other people qualified to drive buses to work parttime, like EMTs or firefighters.
Superintendent Debra Pace said it could help put a band-aid on the problem until they find people for permanent positions.