KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Olathe Public Schools district is struggling with a bus driver shortage and may shift school start and ends times as a result.
In a letter to families, the district said that despite recruitment efforts, it's reached an "all-time high" of shortages this school year.
The district said it has a substantial waitlist for families for transportation.
Due to the shortage, buses often arrive at bus stops 30 minutes late for pickups and drop-offs.
"This challenge is here to stay," the district said in the letter. "As a district, we have reached a critical point where we need to take action to find a solution in the near future."
The district sent a survey to families and asked it be completed by Friday, Dec. 16.
A committee, which will include parents and staff from the district, will later review the surveys for possible solutions.