FCPS board votes to raise substitute bus driver pay to address shortage

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Officials are concerned the about driver shortage as more students return to in-person classes.(WDKY)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56/WKYT) – The Fayette County School Board approved pay increases to address the ongoing bus driver shortage.

In a special meeting Monday, they approved a pay increase for substitute bus drivers from $17.76 to $30 an hour.

The driver shortage has forced the district to cancel bus routes daily since school started.

Monday, more than a dozen routes were canceled.

The board also approved pay increases for other areas, including substitute bus monitors and paraeducators.

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