“This is clearly a real, real problem out there. I don’t know what we can do but I’ve asked our team to see if they can come up with some ways to help,” he said during Tuesday’s press conference. “It’s a problem, I recognize it’s a problem, and we’re taking a hard look at this to see what we can come up with.”
DeWine said he asked the schools that have contacted him if they had any specific ideas.
“We are looking at the licensing issue and if there’s anything we can do there. We’re looking at man power situations, so we’re looking at who else in our communities, in the state, has the legal ability to drive a bus and has a skill set needed to drive a bus,” he said. “These buses contain our most precious things that we have and that’s our children. We want to make sure whatever we do, we do in a very careful matter.”
According to the school district’s COVID-19 dashboard, there are 17 positive and 131 quarantined cases from last week.
Students who attend other schools but ride Greenon transportation were still taken home Tuesday.
Families will be updated with the district’s next steps later this week.