CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — A lack of bus drivers is forcing the West Shore School District to go partially remote at three of its schools.

The reason for this switch to remote, according to the district, is due to the hardship of finding coverage for drivers who are sick or unavailable.

The district states that the online classes will take place via Zoom.

Any student who attends special education classes will report to their school for in-person learning during their select day, according to the district. This includes any student in Autism Support, Life Skills Support, Multiple Disabilities Support, and Emotional Support classes

For the next two weeks, these schools will be remote on these select days:

  • Red Land
    • Monday, September 18
    • Thursday, September 21
    • Monday, September 25
    • Thursday, September 28
  • Cedar Cliff
    • Tuesday, September 19
    • Friday, September 22
    • Tuesday, September 26
    • Friday, September 29
  • Crossroads
    • Wednesday, September 20
    • Wednesday, September 27

On the district’s website, school officials are asking parents to urge their children to behave while they are on buses, after an increase in reports of inappropriate behavior in recent weeks.

The district says if its bus driver situation does not improve, other schools may become affected.

The district states that anyone interested in driving for the district is asked to contact First Student at 717-938-8788 or apply online here. For more information about the switch, visit the district’s website. There are added bonuses, training, and other benefits available

Meals will also be available for students in person and remotely.