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WISD, others facing bus driver shortage

WAXAHACHIE—It was not until a school bus driver returned back to the Waxahachie ISD Transportation Department that a six-year-old student was found still on board Thursday afternoon. A second student, 7, was dropped off nearly a mile from home after the driver missed his stop. The unfortunate incidents both resulted in police response and an internal investigation by the Waxahachie ISD. Both are perfect examples of what a new technology implemented by two neighboring school districts hopes to prevent. But even high-tech cards and tablets do not help solve the dwindling number of available school bus drivers, even despite pay increases across much of Ellis County. Waxahachie Police Lt. Marcus Brown confirmed that officers responded to two separate welfare calls Thursday concerning students transported by Waxahachie ISD school buses. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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