Fayette County has 22 people in-training to help with bus driver shortage

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Fayette County Public Schools (FCPS) has 22 people in-training and another 15 scheduled to begin training later this month to help ease the school bus driver shortage, according to Superintendent Demetrus Liggins.

The district is still looking for more driver candidates, along with bus monitors and nutrition employees. For more information or to apply for a position, click here.

Superintendent Liggins warns, because of the ongoing bus driver shortage, there could still be unforeseen bus route cancellations or delays in the coming weeks. The district has faced criticism from parents about last-minute route cancellations in the early days of the new school year.

When bus schedules change, FCPS alerts families signed up for those affected routes with phone calls, emails and text messages. Beginning Monday, August 23, morning route cancellations and afternoon delays will also appear as a pop-up alert at www.fcps.net.

To receive notification, families should make sure their child’s school has up-to-date contact information and that families have completed and returned a transportation form to tell the school what bus or buses their child rides.

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