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Bus driver shortage leaves about 1,000 Toronto students stranded, delayed

More than 1,000 children in Toronto are either getting to school late or not going at all due to an “unanticipated” bus driver shortage.

Two Toronto school boards said they are scrambling to get as many children to school with drivers doubling and tripling up on routes, calling in extra drivers and buses and taxis — even some principals are using their cars to help out.

“It’s unacceptable,” said Toronto District School Board spokesman Ryan Bird.

“We should have been seeing our students transported to and from school as usual this week.”

He said some students — primarily elementary school children — are waiting more than an hour for a bus while some never show up.


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