Ann Arbor Public Schools: All bus routes will be restored on Monday

District grappled with canceled routes amid driver shortage

Courtesy: Ann Arbor Public Schools

ANN ARBOR – Ann Arbor Public Schools has announced the full restoration of its bus routes will start on Monday.

Due to staffing issues as a result of a COVID surge, AAPS has had to temporarily suspend numerous bus routes since the beginning of the year.

The canceled routes impacted elementary, middle and high schools.

Read: Bus service suspended for 20 Ann Arbor Public Schools routes due to COVID surge

In her weekly email to members of the AAPS community, Superintendent Jeanice Swift thanked families for their patience and understanding “in the face of tremendous inconvenience.”

“We apologize for the hardship this situation has caused and will continue diligent recruiting efforts ongoing toward remaining fully staffed moving forward,” she wrote. “We would also like to applaud our AAPS bus drivers and bus monitors who work every day to safely transport our students.”

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Meredith has worked for WDIV since August 2017 and was voted one of Washtenaw County's best journalists in 2019 by eCurrent's readers. She covers the community of Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in International Broadcast Journalism from City University London, UK.