The Indian River School District may be required to change school bus pickup and drop-off times for certain students in the coming days and weeks because of the shortage of bus drivers.

Schools will notify parents of any changes in bus schedules for their children.

“The shortage of bus drivers has reached a critical stage and the district has no other alternative than to increase the number of double routes for our existing drivers,” Superintendent Mark Steele said. “This will likely result in bus schedules being modified for certain students in the coming weeks. Parents will receive notification from the school if changes are made to their children’s daily pickup and drop-off times. We appreciate the community’s patience as we work to resolve this crisis.”ccc

The Indian River School District is actively recruiting bus drivers for the 2017-18 school year. Anyone interested in becoming a bus driver should call 436-1000 or email tyler.bryan@irsd.k12.de.us.