The Central New York school district announced that the Holland Patent schools in Oneida County would be shut on Monday because of bus drivers’ shortage.
The Holland Patent Central School District posted a bus driver employment opportunity on Facebook with the accompanying message Sunday evening: “URGENT UPDATE! Because of the bus driver deficiency, the Holland Patent Central School District will be closed tomorrow, November 29, 2021.”
School regions all through Central New York have repeatedly said they are in desperate need of school bus drivers this school year. The Rome City School District, additionally in Oneida County, went remote momentarily toward the finish of September because many of its bus drivers were home with the Covid. The Syracuse City School District likewise had a transport emergency toward the beginning of the school year and wound up cutting an hour from the school day to resolve the issue.
Holland Patent is 12 miles north of Utica and 12 miles east of Rome, between the Mohawk Valley and the lower regions of the Adirondack mountains. The area has around 1,500 understudies, 116 teachers, and 106 staff in a total of four buildings. It was not quickly known the number of bus drivers Holland Patent needed to get understudies to and from school.