Springdale School District seeks more bus drivers

Posted: October 21, 2017 at 1 a.m.

A row of buses wait Friday in front of Washington Elementary School in Fayetteville as students board buses for home after the school day.

SPRINGDALE -- A shortage of bus drivers has the School District pushing hard to recruit those qualified for and interested in the job.

Ashley McLarty, Washington Elementary School principal, speaks to students Friday as they board buses for home in front of the Fayetteville school. Th...

By the numbers

Here are some key numbers from the Springdale School District’s transportation department.

• 1.5 million: Miles run last school year by buses on pick-up and drop-off routes

• 1.24 million: Miles run last school year by buses on activities and field trips

• 16,000: Students transported on route buses per day

• 122: Bus routes

• 30: School buildings in the district

Source: Staff report

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