There aren’t enough school bus drivers in Massachusetts, so the governor is activating the national guard to help drive kids to school.
According to the Associated Press, Governor Charlie Baker said 250 guard personnel would be available to serve as drivers of school transport vans, with training set to begin Tuesday.
The Associated Press reported that 90 will be sent to assist cities such as Lynn, Lowell, Lawrence and Lowell in dealing with driver shortages.
According to the AP, the guard personnel will not be driving the familiar long school buses but transport vans known as “7D vehicles.”
The Boston Herald reported that it’s unknown that guard personnel will drive them or how much it’ll cost.
News outlets reported that schools were suffering from bus driver shortages due to high-contagious delta variants and fights over mask regulations.
According to Boston Globe, more than 1,200 buses ran late in Boston on the first day of school.