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St. Paul, Minneapolis schools continue to struggle with bus driver shortage

Student after-school activities canceled in Minneapolis


January 7, 2022

Anthony Souffle, Star Tribune

Stickers prohibit students from sitting too close to the bus driver to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in a school bus outside Pillsbury Elementary in Minneapolis in February.

After-school activities have been canceled in Minneapolis and parents put on alert they might have to get their kids to and from school in St. Paul as the districts continue to grapple with disruptions caused by bus driver shortages and COVID-19.

Cold temperatures and a need to have buses available to take students home after school were cited by Minneapolis Public Schools in its decision to cancel Thursday's activities for students - although busing will continue for varsity athletics.

District families also were told to expect possible bus delays of 30 minutes to three hours as result of a driver shortage exacerbated by COVID-19.


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