Trainer Laura Brown Spencer looks on as school bus driver trainee Rob McComas takes a practice run on a school bus on March 22, 2017 in Beaufort. A shortage of bus drivers means some after school routes sometimes have to be run twice, forcing students to wait at the bus parking lot for the bus to come back for them. Here, he motions to imaginary children to board the bus while practicing a pick-up.
Trainer Laura Brown Spencer looks on as school bus driver trainee Rob McComas takes a practice run on a school bus on March 22, 2017 in Beaufort. A shortage of bus drivers means some after school routes sometimes have to be run twice, forcing students to wait at the bus parking lot for the bus to come back for them. Here, he motions to imaginary children to board the bus while practicing a pick-up. Jay Karr jkarr@islandpacket.com
Trainer Laura Brown Spencer looks on as school bus driver trainee Rob McComas takes a practice run on a school bus on March 22, 2017 in Beaufort. A shortage of bus drivers means some after school routes sometimes have to be run twice, forcing students to wait at the bus parking lot for the bus to come back for them. Here, he motions to imaginary children to board the bus while practicing a pick-up. Jay Karr jkarr@islandpacket.com

Beaufort County’s bus driver shortage leads to double routing, long student waits

March 24, 2017 04:25 PM