September 10, 2017 Academics

Get on the bus: School district seeks more drivers as ridership increases

Gengler, who has been driving for the district for four years, worked as a managing partner for Truck Haven truck stop for 40 years. After just two years of retirement, he felt he needed a job to keep him busy, so he applied to become a school bus driver.

The gig turned out to be a perfect match for Gengler, who loves kids and was looking for a job that would coincide with his wife Barb’s schedule. She’s been working for Sioux City Community Schools in food service for more than 20 years.

The district is currently in the process of hiring additional substitute drivers to transport some 4,700 students to and from school each day. The district saw roughly 100 more students riding the bus between the 2012-2013 and 2016-2017 school years.

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By Dolly Butz, Sioux City Journal