HORRY CO (WBTW) – Students at two Horry County schools will face delays getting home today due to an “extreme bus driver shortage.”
Socastee Elementary Bus No. 27 will be held at the school until another bus can get back to pick up the students. This will cause pupils on that bus to be dropped off at least 15 minutes late.
Forestbrook Middle Bus No. 27 also will be held at the school until Bus No. 3 can get there to load the students and bring them home. This will cause the students on that bus to be dropped off about 30 to 35 minutes later than normal, according to a social media post.
Lisa Bourcier with Horry County Schools says that before the holidays, bus driver shortages are possible since some employees may go on vacation or become sick, etc. Bourcier referred to the shortage as ‘temporary’.
Bourcier says parents can get bus information from various Facebook pages associated with the school district.