Update on BPS Transportation

Now Hiring New Bus Drivers
Posted on 09/14/2021
Now Hiring Bus Drivers

September 14, 2021

 

Dear Bedford Families,

 

Bedford Public Schools has been working hard to maintain our full capacity of bus runs and athletic transportation thus far in the school year. However, a national bus driver shortage affecting local school districts, municipalities, and private sector companies is presenting challenges for student transportation here in Bedford as well. While we have had this concern for some time, the need is greater now than at previous times.

 

Currently BPS is in need of between three to five permanent drivers to staff daily morning and afternoon routes. Should we not be able to fill these positions, the district could be affected in the following ways or have to do a combination of the following:

 

  • Dissolve and combine current routes (This has already happened on a limited basis.)
  • Instances where we have delays in pick-ups or drop offs, which cause a delay on particular days, or routes cancelled entirely on specific days (with notification to families).
  • Athletics team members needing to be transported by a parent or guardian, teams adjusting start times, etc.

 

Please help us get the word out about this need for drivers. We are posting these positions prominently in every manner possible. In addition, I have linked the job posting for the positions that can be forwarded to anyone you believe may be potentially qualified, interested and/or willing to be trained.

 

Several districts across the region have cancelled transportation for the school year due to this driver shortage. Bedford Public Schools is not looking to do this, but these circumstances show that there is an urgent need in general, across districts in our region.

 

Thank you for your patience as we address this challenging situation and for your support in helping us find new people to join our dedicated Bedford Transportation team.

 

Sincerely,

 

Mark W. French, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent


Questions about the job posting can be directed to the Transportation Director, Cari Dupree, at [email protected] or 734-850-6071.
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