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Allen ISD Proposes Solutions for Bus Driver Shortage

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    Solutions for Bus Driver Shortage in Allen ISD

    More than 5,000,000 students attend public schools across the state of Texas, but school districts say getting them to class has become an issue. (Published Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018)

    More than 5,000,000 students attend public schools across the state of Texas, but school districts say getting them to class has become an issue, and that bus driver shortage has hit North Texas.

    The Allen Independent School District is seeking to fix a shortage of drivers. Officials say mechanics, dispatchers and transportation office personnel have all filled in as bus drivers because of the shortage.

    Allen ISD is growing, and so are the number of routes and children heading to class. One of the biggest determining factors for getting a new driver behind the wheel of a bus is starting pay.

    Allen ISD Board of Trustees on Monday voted to raise bus drivers' current salaries of $15.25 per hour to $16.75 per hour. The board also approved a bonus of $125 every 9 weeks for perfect attendance.

    Domino's Pizza Launches Outdoor Delivery

    [DFW] Domino's Pizza Launches Outdoor Delivery

    Domino's Pizza is tweaking its home delivery service for those times you're not at home.
    After years of delivery right to your doorstep, Domino's drivers will now deliver to outdoor locations.
    That includes beaches, parks, landmarks, and other outdoor locations across the country.
    Domino's says its drivers will deliver to 150-thousand locations from the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, to the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign.
    The locations are now active and show up in the company's app or website as "Domino's Hotspots."
    Customers pre-pay for their orders, select a location, and your pizza is on the way.
    Previously, Domino's delivered to offbeat locations, but, the new service sets up designated drop off points.
    The service was tested last fall in Miami before being rolled out nationwide.

    (Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

    "There are other investments," said Kyle Pursifull, the Director of Transportation for Allen ISD. "We will pay you while we train you. We will pay for your five written exams, we will pay for your pre-trip and road tests. Not only do we give you the proper training and materials we'll pay you every step of the way."

    The salary increase puts Allen ISD at the top of the list compared to other districts.

    Starting pay in other North Texas school districts:

    Canada Lawmakers Hold Moment of Silence

    [DFW] Canada Lawmakers Hold Moment of Silence

    Canadian lawmakers wore hockey jerseys on Monday to honor the victims and their families of that tragic bus crash in Canada that killed 16 people.
    The bus was carrying the junior league Humboldt hockey team to a game when a tractor-trailer slammed into the bus.
    Sixteen were killed and thirteen people were injured in the crash.
    Today's remembrance was one of a number of events that honored the team and their families.
    Earlier the lawmakers honored Rusty Staub, a major leaguer who played for the Montreal Expos and the New York Mets.

    (Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

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