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CPS Superintendent Dr. Brian Yearwood (photo courtesy of CPS website)

CPS has a shortage of bus drivers; shortage is nationwide

Columbia’s new superintendent says there is a shortage of bus drivers for CPS, and encourages anyone interested in the positions to apply.

CPS Superintendent Dr. Brian Yearwood (photo courtesy of CPS website)

The pay for the bus driver positions begins at about $16 an hour, and there are signs up near Hickman High School advertising the openings.

“We are looking for bus drivers. There is a bit of a shortage with that, and so if there’s anyone out there listening that would love to join our bus drivers, we are running short,” Dr. Brian Yearwood said, during a recent interview on the 939’s “Wake Up Columbia.”

CPS spokeswoman Michelle Baumstark tells the Eagle that the nationwide shortage of bus drivers is impacting Columbia. Baumstark describes driving a bus as an admirable and important role in the education of students.

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