CMCSS to eliminate bus routes amid driver shortage

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Children attending schools in the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System may soon have to find another route to school as some bus routes are being phased out due to driver shortages.

Due to a shortage of bus drivers, transportation routes for the 2022-2023 school year are being updated and bus transportation to and from school will be available for some students, CMCSS said.

The new routes stipulate that elementary students living more than half a mile and middle and high school students living more than a mile from zoned schools will need to find their own transportation. Clarksville-Montogomery School said state law says school districts can provide bus transportation to children who live more than 1 mile from their zoned school but the school system has exceeded expectations. wait there.

Exceptions are being made for students who live in areas with four or more traffic lanes without a crosswalker, on roads of insufficient length at speeds of more than 35 miles a hours and on unpaved roads at more than 35 mph.

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CMCSS says to address bus driver shortage it is offering $1,000 bonus for new driver login, $1,000 referral bonus for existing drivers, $10 allowance for each additional route and a $600 year-end bonus for bus drivers who have been employed for more than 18 months.

Those interested in becoming a driver for the Clarksville-Montgomery School System should call 931-358-4230 or click here. CMCSS to eliminate bus routes amid driver shortage

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