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Driver absences hamper Bentonville school bus schedule, four routes canceled Thursday morning

by NWA Democrat-Gazette | September 22, 2022 at 12:15 p.m.
Terri O'Byrne/The Weekly Vista Students in the Bentonville school district returned to the classrooms Monday. Buses line up at Cooper Elementary School in Bella Vista.

BENTONVILLE -- The School District canceled four bus routes Thursday morning because of drivers being out ill, and afternoon routes may also be altered, according to a district Facebook post.

Canceled routes included buses 2, 44, 138 and 212. The number of students affected was not available as of noon Thursday.

"We have 14 drivers on our morning routes and 23 drivers on our afternoon routes not working today because of flu and COVID-related symptoms," the Facebook post stated.

The post noted district officials would share updates on the afternoon routes with affected families as soon as possible.

Print Headline: Bentonville school bus schedule hampered by driver absences

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