HPS bus driver shortage continues post-COVID-19


Last updated 6/29/2022 at 7:07pm

Havre Daily News/Patrick Johnston

Havre Public Schools Facilities and Transportation Director Scott Filius poses in front of one of the school district's buses. Filius said that the shortage of school bus drivers has gotten worse rather than better as the COVID-19 pandemic wanes, and if some people don't apply to be drivers, the district may have to make some difficult choices.

Havre Public School's ongoing bus driver shortage continues in 2022 and threatens to force drivers to choose between activities and routes if it doesn't improve.

HPS Facilities and Transportation Director Scott Filius said the situation has actually gotten worse since the last time he spoke with the Havre Daily News about it in September of last year.

Filius said back then that the COVID-19 pandemic had the potential to exacerbate their already existing staffing issues, but as the end of the pandemic grows closer and closer, the situation has not improved.

He said they are down two route...

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