Two Maryland moms outlined to “Fox & Friends” on Thursday how they face daily delays and uncertainty ensuing from faculty bus driver shortage of their neighborhood.

“It’s craziness, it’s chaos. My oldest is in middle school. He is a seventh-grader and then I have three in elementary school,” stated Anne Arundel County resident Davi Dewberry.

Dewberry described mornings earlier than faculty as “chaotic.” Getting her children to highschool has been “hectic” and triggered her to have “anxiety through the roof” as a result of shortage of bus drivers. 

“My son is the one that’s having the biggest problem with the bus not showing up at all. So we’re having to, at the last minute, scramble to get him to school and get my daughters ready … so it’s chaos in the mornings.”


The shortage of drivers has change proper right into a nationwide state of affairs. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker activated the National Guard on Monday to assist transport faculty school college students in a wide range of cities all via the state to highschool amid a widespread bus driver shortage plaguing the return to in-person instruction. 

The governor’s order makes as lots as 250 Massachusetts National Guard personnel obtainable, and 90 of these Guard members will start instructing on Tuesday to serve as drivers of college transport vans acknowledged as 7D autos to handle staffing shortages in district together with Chelsea, Lawrence, Lowell, and Lynn. 7D autos are smaller pupil transport vans that may hold a most of 11 individuals, together with the driver below Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles authorized pointers in impression since July 1, 2020. 

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Another Anne Arundel County guardian, Cheryl Suite, stated thought-about thought-about certainly one of her two daughters has a wide range of anxiousness components this yr as a result of state of affairs. 

“Last year she wasn’t physically in school due to the Covid-19 outbreak, so this is her actual first year going into middle school. And with the bus situation, it’s adding more stress to her,” Suite stated.

Mornings earlier than faculty are “very crazy,” Suite stated, along with she’s unsure if she goes to guard her new job if she has to handle driving her children to highschool.

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Suite believes the varsity district didn’t take into account bus transportation earlier than opening schools up after the COVID-19 shutdown.

“Think they need to possibly waive people having CDL’s, and try to increase the hourly rate for people who are going to be driving the buses. They really need to find and come up with some kind of good solution. It’s only the second week in school and I mean, if this continues, who knows what’s going to happen?”

Fox News’ Danielle Wallace contributed to this report.