Nick McWilliams reporting – Still on the hunt for new school bus drivers, Claymont administration are hoping to utilize the long reach of social media.

The district has a handful of positions that need filled to adequately staff their bus routes for both students going to and from school and student athletes heading to competition.

Superintendent Brian Rentsch told the board of education that some students almost missed out on a FFA convention due to a lack of drivers, and they’re still awaiting more qualified applicants to help out, a similar story for other area districts.

“We need them. We have to transport kids to and from school, and the hardship of parents driving them to games has happened this past year at times. And it may continue. We’re not the only ones in this same boat.”

In order to try and reach more people and potential drivers, the district put together a recruitment video on the district Facebook page, with Transportation Supervisor Eric Henry introducing his team, and promoting the position.

“We need someone like you. We need someone who will come here and work with us. We’ve got full-time substitute position available that includes full-time benefits. Convenient hours, your summers off, and you get to work with this great team of transportation bus drivers.”

The district is looking into the ability to stagger start times with double routing to help with driver availability.

The school walk zone could also be expanded to help. The recruitment video is available on the district’s social media platforms.

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