COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) -- Columbus City Schools students return to class Wednesday, but some might be there longer than expected.
A shortage of bus drivers has the district warning parents that some elementary school students could see their buses running about 30 minutes late in the morning.
High school students won't be picked up for the trip home until 4 to 4:30 p.m. That's about 2 hours after classes end.
"We have just learned that an effort to contract for temporary bus drivers to cover CCS bus routes while our permanent drivers complete their training and earn their commercial driver’s license has fallen through," the district posted on their website. "Every effort is being made to cover all routes with existing drivers and to minimize impact to our youngest students."
The district expects busing to return to normal by the end of September when all their drivers will have their licenses.