Amid bus driver woes, DeKalb County Schools launches app to provide info about bus routes

A DeKalb County school bus. Photo by Zoe Seiler

DeKalb County, GA — Bus drivers fed up over working conditions, COVID-19 and low pay have been causing headaches for the DeKalb County Schools.

According to Reporter Newspapers, the school district is trying to work through the issues, which have forced parents to find alternatives for transportation after 56 drivers were out on Friday, Sept. 10.

“We do have many, or some of our bus drivers, who have expressed concern with these current working conditions,” Superintendent Cheryl Watson-Harris said at a recent school board meeting.

To read the full story on Reporter Newspapers, click here.

The school district currently has 107 bus driver vacancies.

On Sept. 15, DeKalb County Schools announced the launch of the Edulog Parent Portal app that will allow parents to keep up with their child’s bus routes.

“The app allows parents and guardians to follow their child’s bus on a real-time map and stay up-to-date with notifications when that bus nears the bus stop, the school, or a custom alert zone,” the school district said in a press release. “Parents and guardians only receive access by registering with data unique to their child.”

For more information about how to download the app, click here.

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