Maine Recruits Veterans to Ease Bus Driver Shortage

Veterans have a drive to serve, and the Maine Department of Education is hoping more will put that drive to use literally — behind the wheel of a yellow school bus, to help ease a severe bus driver shortage.

“It made sense with their background,” said Rachel Paling, the department’s director of communications. “They oftentimes come out of the military with mechanic skills and engine skills and attention to detail and wanting to serve their communities.”

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