ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman released a statement Friday in regards to the school bus driver shortage impacting Anne Arundel County Public Schools.
The statement released on Twitter reads:READ MORE: Flash Floods In Maryland Close Some Schools, Roads; Several Rescued In High Water, MSP Responds To More Than 500 Calls
— County Executive Steuart Pittman (@AACoExec) September 10, 2021READ MORE: CDC Advisory Panel Backs FDA Decision For COVID-19 Booster Shots, Baltimoreans React
Earlier this week, Anne Arundel County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. George Arlotto told the mayor “a number of drivers” didn’t show up. for work at the independent contractor the county uses to drive school buses, Buckley’s office said.MORE NEWS: 'It's Really Unfortunate': Students In Anne Arundel County React To News Of Postponed Homecoming Dances
School systems nationwide are struggling to hire school bus drivers amid COVID-19 concerns.