– The state House has approved a resolution sponsored by Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) that aims to address the ongoing shortage of school bus drivers in the Commonwealth.
“Part of our responsibility in providing a public education to our kids is actually getting them to school,” Owlett said. “The school bus driver shortage has been going on for many years with no signs of improvement. We need to look at why that’s happening and identify steps the state can take to address the problem.”
House Resolution 15
would require the Joint State Government Commission to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the current school bus driver industry and provide recommendations as to how the Commonwealth can effectively address the shortage of school bus drivers.
The commission would also be directed to establish an advisory committee to provide recommendations. The advisory committee would be comprised of representatives of the Department of Education, Department of Transportation, Pennsylvania School Bus Association and Pennsylvania School Boards Association.
The measure does not require any further approval of the Senate or governor.