Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (R) has been forced to activate the National Guard because of debates surrounding coronavirus restrictions and mandates. There simply is not enough bus drivers to get kids to school.
Baker’s officie announced that 250 National Guard personnel will provide support for school transportation.
“As with any school transportation worker, all activated Guard personnel will complete vehicle training to ensure the safety of children and families. Drivers will meet all statutory requirements for 7D drivers. Throughout the mission, the Guard will comply with all health and safety measures,” the press release from his office read.
“Once it became pretty clear that there were going to be some communities shorthanded — it wasn’t going to be a vehicle issue, it was going to be people with CDLs — we started talking to the Guard,” Baker said on Monday, WBZ-TV reported.
“There are a bunch of communities who have said they’re interested in this and we’re glad to be able to help because it’s important,” he added.
Massachusetts isn’t the only state struggling for bus drivers, a private charter school in Delaware is offering parents $700 to not use the school bus and drive kids daily.
In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania a school bus driver shortage forced districts to delay opening schools for two weeks.
“I’m seeing things I’ve never seen before,” Superintendent Franco Gallo of the Educational Service Center of Lorain County, Ohio, told the Post. “Sometimes, if they’re really short-staffed — like if a bus driver calls out in the morning — schools are sending messages like, ‘Sorry, we’re not going to be able to pick up kids today.’ ”
All of this is because of Joe Biden and his horrible policies. The president has either caused people to be too scared to leave their homes and others are refusing to put up with mandates.