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Polk Schools Seeking Bus Drivers to Prevent Shortage Next School Year

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Last updated 5/29/2019 at 8:18am

Polk County Public Schools

The Polk County Public Schools district is recruiting bus drivers and attendants for the next school year, hoping to prevent the driver shortage that resulted in bus delays at the start of last year.

The district operates a fleet of 511 buses traveling about 61,000 miles per day, transporting about 50,000 students to 121 schools, making 9,200 bus stops along 2,700 routes, according to the transportation department's website. That travel totals nearly 11 million miles per year.

Three driver recruitment events were held in February. The next bus driver hiring events have been scheduled for 1...

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