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Bus driver shortage forces JCPS to cancel nine routes Friday

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This advertisement was displayed earlier this year on a JCPS school bus that faced Berry Boulevard in west Louisville (Photo by Toni Konz, WDRB News) This advertisement was displayed earlier this year on a JCPS school bus that faced Berry Boulevard in west Louisville (Photo by Toni Konz, WDRB News)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Jefferson County Public Schools had to cancel nine bus routes Friday morning, due to a shortage of bus drivers. 

According to Jennifer Brislin, a spokesperson for JCPS, it's the fifth time this year the district has been forced to cancel routes.

Earlier this year, WDRB News reported about a "critical" shortage of JCPS bus drivers. At that time, 75 new drivers were needed before the start of the school year.

Officials say things like pay, morale and poor student behavior all factor into being able to recruit new drivers.

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