TSC to begin year with full bus driver fleet after shortage

The Tippecanoe School Corporation will begin the 2018-19 school year with a fully staffed bus driver fleet, according to Superintendent Scott Hanback.

Posted: Aug. 8, 2018 5:39 AM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — The Tippecanoe School Corporation will begin the 2018-19 school year with a fully staffed bus driver fleet, according to Superintendent Scott Hanback.

As we previously reported, a lack of drivers last year caused the TSC to consolidate bus stops and end routes. The district put out a call for drivers at the end of last school year.

Hanback said they have worked through all the kinks before school starts. He hopes it creates less of a headache this year.

"Covering 437 square miles, that presents a challenge for our drivers," said Hanback. "So we do practice runs. Once the parents actually register, and registration is open right now, then that allows us to build our bus routes and it allows our drivers to go drive their routes before school starts."

Hanback said parents can use the online system right now to tell them who their kids' driver is and when the bus will pick up and drop off.

The TSC heads back to class on Aug. 14. 

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