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CCISD bus driver shortage continues

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Posted at 11:59 AM, Aug 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 12:59:28-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Some local school districts remain in need of bus drivers ahead of the upcoming school year.

KRIS 6 news reporter Ashley Portillo is looking into how this will affect Coastal Bend school districts.

Back in June, CCISD needed to hire 50 bus drivers.

The district was even offering a $1,000 sign-on bonus to all new hires.

The district's director of transportation said the district lost drivers several years ago because many were getting better paying jobs working as transportation drivers for oil fields.

Now, they're working to fill some of those open positions and even offering to pay them a little more.

Ashley will have how their bus driver situation is fairing out tonight on KRIS 6 News.