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UPDATE: GFPS will have all bus routes by Thursday

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Published: Aug. 24, 2021 at 7:15 AM CDT
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. (Valley News Live) - UPDATE: Grand Forks Public School officials said regular routes will be available on Aug. 26 thanks to help from the city.

GFPS announced on Aug. 23 the temporary suspension of regular busing routes, however, the city of Grand Forks has offered the use of its busses to help address the issue.

Officials say they are working to create the new routes and will communicate the details to parents Wednesday, Aug. 25.

GFPS says families will not be required to purchase bus tickets at this time. The district says they will find a way to reimburse families who had purchased bus tickets as soon as possible.

ORIGINAL:

Some students living in city limits of Grand Forks will have to walk to school because of a shortage of bus drivers. The school sent an email to parents saying due to the severe shortage of drivers, they are suspending city routes at this time.

The school says it understands how difficult the decision is for people who rely on the transportation.

Dietrich Bus, the company hired for bus services, previously told Valley News Live they need to hire roughly a dozen drivers.

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