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School system short on bus drivers

By Michael Butler

Shortages for school sytems in the COVID world are not limited to just supplies. It applies to personnel as well.

Tallassee City Schools has seen that first hand. There is currently a need for subsititute bus drivers.

Superintendent Dr. Brock Nolin has filled the role himself.

"Drivers are in short supply especially substitute drivers," said Nolin. "At least a Class B CDL is required with and S endorsement (school bus). Anyone interested in obtaining a CDL and going through a bus class can contact our office for more information."

Nolin posted details on the Tallassee City Schools Facebook page with the headline, "Superintendent Called into Bus Driving Service."

The advertised pay is $75 per day. Coaches and other TCS faculty have picked up routes when needed.

Nolin encourages those who might be interested in assisting to apply.

"We’d be glad to speak with anyone interested in getting on our substitute driver list," he said. "We’ll be glad to help them in working towards a CDL. The first step is to pass the written exams at the DMV."

For more details, contact the Board of Education office at 334-283-6864 or go online: