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As driver shortage eases, D161’s transportation woes lessen 

Flossmoor School District 161’s fall transportation woes may not be as dire as originally anticipated.

In June, Associate Superintendent Fran LaBella cautioned the board of education that transportation may end up being a “nightmare” because of a shortage of bus drivers poised to disrupt a return to normal routes. While transportation provider Kickert is still struggling to find enough drivers to handle all of the normal routes, according to LaBella, administrators now expect . . .

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