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Harrison County Schools Experiencing Bus Driver Shortage

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Harrison County Schools has a bus driver shortage and it's affecting after-school activities.

School Board President Mike Queen said schools can't compete with oil and gas wages for certified CDL drivers.

Volunteer parents and drivers have been picking up the slack by driving students to practices and road games.

"Being able to take our kids to sporting events, band events after school. Thank goodness we have a good group of volunteer parents who drive. We need more parents to help in this situation. Frankly, I don't know what we're going to be able to do," Queen said.

To volunteer visit any Harrison County school with your drivers license and proof of insurance.

The county also needs drivers, including substitutes, and encourages anyone to apply.

In August, some parents in Harrison County were upset about the lack of an "activity bus" to take their children to football practice at Washington Irving Middle School.

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