A shortage of school bus drivers spurred this trustee to get behind the wheel – Ottawa Citizen

Last Updated on: 29th March 2023, 10:19 am

Ottawa Citizen News Article by Bruce Deachman

As an Ottawa Catholic School Board trustee, Sandra Moore took about two months to learn the ropes, starting with driving a mini-van.

The bus-driving gig began in the fall of 2021 in response to some pandemic-related issues. The volunteering she had been doing at schools, for one, was no longer permitted. With four children, now all in their 20s, diagnosed with mild Asperger’s Syndrome, Moore had been a stay-at-home mom for the better part of two decades, and, with COVID restrictions keeping everyone, including her husband, in the house, Moore felt an increasing need to get out of it. And, as a trustee, she was well aware of the shortage of bus drivers that the pandemic exacerbated. It seemed like a perfect fit.

“You feel like you’re creating a community in here. I really enjoy that.”

Trustee Sandra Moore, Zone 2

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