Drivers Needed to Bus Buckingham Co. Kids to Boy & Girls Club
BUCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - Dozens of parents in Buckingham County are concerned about after-school care for their children following a decision by the school system to cut transportation to the Boys & Girls Club in Scottsville.
The school board notified parents and the Boys & Girls Club of the decision in June. Right now, there's no solution.
In a statement to NBC29, Buckingham County Public Schools Superintendent Daisy Hicks explains the reason the school board voted to end transportation to the Boys & Girls Club is because of a shortage of bus drivers and funding.
The Boys & Girls Club of Central Virginia is looking to hire someone with a commercial driver’s license to transport children from Buckingham County schools to the James River Boys & Girls Club during the school year.
Albemarle County Public Schools stepped in and offered to provide a bus for the Boys & Girls Club to use.
About 40 of the total 115 students in the program come from Buckingham County schools.
Boys & Girls Club of Central Virginia CEO James Pierce says if these children are unable to continue to attend, it will impact programming.
"This is a big problem right now for families. We know that no one wants this to continue to happen, and we are confident that it will be solved," he said.
Superintendent Hicks says the school system applied for two grants. If approved, the county will be able to offer after-school remediation to students.
Anyone with a CDL who is interested in driving children from Buckingham County to Scottsville during the school year between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. is asked to call the Boys & Girls Club's main office.