Student Transportation Services of Brant Haldimand Norfolk experiencing shortage of school bus drivers
Shortage causing delays in scheduled services, interested individuals encouraged to apply
Student Transportation Services of Brant Haldimand Norfolk (STSBHN) is advising that a shortage of school bus drivers is affecting school bus operations in the Counties of Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk as well as the City of Brantford. Similar to many school boards across Ontario, the shortage is impacting some schools and families through delays in scheduled services.
STSBHN is working with the three local bus companies to try to minimize the impact on students by splitting routes and re-assigning stops.
Parents are encouraged to sign up for delay and cancellation notifications on the STSBHN parent portal (transinfobhn.ca) or download the Delays app (supported by Apple and Android devices, visit stsbhn.ca/faqs for “how to” information). A list of bus delays is also posted daily on the STSBHN website.
“We appreciate the close to 400 caring professional school bus drivers who service our community and support the education sector; they are the backbone of the services we provide.” says Philip Kuckyt, Manager of Transportation Services for STSBHN. “We hear from our drivers about how school bus driving is a challenging, rewarding and fulfilling part-time career in protecting the safety of our students and getting them to school ready to learn. Our families appreciate and rely on our school bus drivers to deliver their children to and from school safely.”
Kuckyt acknowledges that he and his staff are aware of the impact this driver shortage is having on families and appreciates everyone’s patience and understanding during this challenging time.
The bus driver shortage is currently impacting all parts of the region, and STSBHN is working to support the recruitment of new drivers. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the following bus companies to see if becoming a professional school bus driver is a good fit for them:
STSBHN is a transportation consortium providing home to school transportation services to students of the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board, Grand Erie District School Board and Conseil Scholaire Catholique MonAvenir.
For additional information, please contact:
Manager of Transportation Services