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School district bus-driver numbers improve

With September just around the corner, the Sweet Home School District is down one permanent bus driver — an improvement over 2021-22, when its transportation department was down three for most of the school year.

A permanent driver will arrive shortly after classes reconvene, according to SHSD Director of Transportation Darel Bidwell, bringing the department to full capacity. Two, in fact, are currently undergoing training.

“I’m sitting at ‘not a struggle,’ whereas last year we were sitting at a struggle on the word go,” he said. “We’re doing better than we have been. We...

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