The buses make an additional 3,500 trips a year taking students on field trips, to sporting events, and to participate in other extra-curricular activities.
According to Vanessa Briddell, Supervisor of Transportation for Cecil County Public Schools, there is a consistent need for substitute drivers. Both within the system's pool of eight drivers and seven attendants and for the bus contractors. "We need subs when a driver calls out or someone gets sick. People get viruses working around kids," she said.