As he swept the aisle of School Bus 155, Albemarle County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Matt Haas reminisced on his time as a teacher and coach in Virginia Beach when he drove his wrestling team to and from meets.
On Friday Haas volunteered to return to driver’s seat of a county school bus in recognition of National School Bus Safety Week.
Albemarle County, like Charlottesville and school districts across the country, has been struggling with a shortage of school bus drivers.
Haas said that four new drivers had recently been added to the payroll, but the school system is still hurting for drivers. That is leading them to begin looking at outside vendors to fill the seats.