Annapolis, MD (WNAV) The fight over getting more money to Anne Arundel County public school bus drivers continues. County Executive Stueart Pittman says that a decision was made to subcontract with independent bus companies years ago, instead of the school district putting them on their payroll. But, he’s growing impatient with the school system not being able to provide a mandate of transporting children to school. He is pushing the idea of using American Recovery federal funds that both the county and the public school system received to help with Covid19 recovery costs to get those bus drivers more money. Pittman says he’s spoken with a number of drivers (he couldn’t give an exact count) and says they make between $25-28,000 per year, and that’s not a livable wage.
A reminder to check with the AACPS.org website, and click on the Bus icon to see which routes are impacted by the bus driver shortage, and labor action against the school system. Note that there’s a new look to this page.
Look for today’s date for impacts, 10-06-2021
More Information https://busstops.aacps.org/public/BusRouteIssues.aspx