BC-NE--School Bus Delays-Omaha/101
Omaha schools, parents and students struggle with bus delays
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha school officials and its busing contractor are trying to find more drivers to handle a student load that so far has overwhelmed the district.
Since school started Wednesday, parents have been complaining about buses that arrive late or not at all. On Thursday the district urged parents to drop off and pick up their children.
Omaha Public Schools spokeswoman Monique Farmer says a shortage of drivers is among the reasons for the transportation problems. The district says delays typically occur during the first few weeks of school as bus drivers and students become familiar with new routes.
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