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Baltimore County school officials tout progress in reducing delays in transporting students

October 17, 2022
yellow school bus on road during daytime

School bus delays in Baltimore County, a long-simmering issue in the suburb, appear to have improved since the start of school. Myriam Yarbrough, the system’s deputy superintendent, told the school board Tuesday night that on average, less than 2% of the bus rides between Sept. 13 and Oct. 10 were delayed. Of the 416 morning delays and the 700 afternoon delays, 64% of each were 30 minutes or less. Before the start of classes on Aug. 29, there were 50 fewer drivers than usual. Yarbrough said Tuesday that the system has hired 30 bus drivers since Aug. 17 and contracted with another 36 drivers. There are 44 drivers in the pre-employment process.

Article Source: The Baltimore Banner

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