Guilford County Schools officials say they will resume normal bus service to high schools affected by a driver shortage.

In January, school leaders announced a suspension of bus service to eight Guilford high schools. COVID cases were rising in the county at the time, which made dealing with a shortage of drivers even more difficult.

Public transit systems in Greensboro and High Point pitched in, offering free rides to students in the affected high schools.

But things have since improved and service will resume Monday.

GCS has been able to hire 16 new bus drivers since January, but the school system is still more than 50 people short of being fully staffed.

Students should check for new routes, times and stops if they want to go back to riding the school bus, as some have changed. Updated information is available via the Here Comes the Bus app.

Greensboro Transit Agency and High Point Transit System will still offer free rides to students with a GCS OneCard if they prefer to continue with their service.

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