Wanted: A few good drivers

Bus drivers are in demand at USD 257. Transportation Director Aaron Cole said the district provides training for a CDL and will work with drivers to make sure they are comfortable and have flexible schedules.



February 7, 2023 - 2:15 PM

Bus drives Warren Johnson, left, and Mark Whitney speak about their experiences behind the wheel. Area school districts have reported a chronic shortage of available drivers. Photo by Vickie Moss / Iola Register

Driving a school bus can be a lot of fun, longtime drivers Mark Whitney and Warren Johnson agree. 

The kids make it fun. The drivers listen to their stories and watch them grow. 

But the best part about driving a bus is the flexibility with their schedules. It’s what led them to the job in the first place. It’s what drives them even now — pardon the pun.

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