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Details on Recent Bus Delays

Last updated on Wednesday, September 14, 2016

HWDSB buses are experiencing more delays than usual this week – and we apologize for the inconvenience this is causing our students and their families.

A bus driver shortage is affecting school boards across the region. Bus drivers require six weeks of training as well as Vulnerable Sector screening; and this is a busy time of year for both.

We take the hiring process at bus carriers seriously because it results in well-trained, professional drivers who can safely transport students to and from school. We expect the shortage to ease off by October, as new drivers arrive.

The average wait for buses is 30 minutes. For delays of 10 minutes or more, families can find updates on the HWSTS Website. We appreciate your patience during the challenging start-up period.

For questions, please contact your school or HWSTS.

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