The majority of Illinois students are still learning remotely so there hasn’t been much need for school buses. Unfortunately, that means in many school districts there has been no need for bus drivers either.
Ladel Cass is a northern Illinois general manager at busing provider First Student.
He oversees 10 districts and says only around 30% are driving their normal routes right now.
And for the ones that are picking up and dropping off students as usual, they’ve had to make some major changes.