Shortage of bus drivers the latest staffing challenge for Oregon schools

Alan Booth inspect his bus before setting off on Route 513 in the Salem-Keizer School District. (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter)

A shortage of bus drivers in many parts of the state have shown just how valuable the ride to and from school is.

Districts and bus companies have been forced to combine or cancel routes, boost hourly pay and offer four-figure bonuses . . .

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