On this West Virginia Week, we learned about plants that can thrive in former mine lands, we kayaked along the Gauley River, we learned about an art exhibit inspired by recent cuts at West Virginia University, and we saw dogs fly from Charleston to Michigan to reach their forever homes.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Bus Driver Shortage
The challenge to recruit and retain public school bus drivers remains at a critical level, and it’s having a ripple effect on student education.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Noting a statewide shortage of school bus drivers, on day 60 of the 2023 Legislative Session, the House of Delegates passed House Bill 2346 to ease the pressure.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
The Senate Education Committee took up a bill Thursday aimed at addressing the state’s bus driver shortage.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
The House Finance Committee debated a wide variety of bills on Monday that were recommended for passage.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
The bill would allow retired bus drivers to come back to work after their 140-day limit on employment. It’s a plan to make up for a statewide shortage of bus drivers after COVID-19 caused many to retire earlier than expected. In December, the state was operating with 300 fewer bus drivers than its normal average of 4,000.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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