With just one week under their belt so far, the Bemidji Area Schools’ transportation department says they haven’t had to cancel an after-school activities bus or a daily route, but they do still need drivers.
The school district maintains about 80 daily routes, and that can put a strain on the 85 drivers, requiring some office staff or fleet mechanics to sometimes step in to drive a route themselves. They still need at least 10 additional drivers.The district offers training.