DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - DeKalb County parents say they sometimes have to wait an hour for their children's bus to arrive and to drop them off from school.
Bus drivers told Lucie that DeKalb County Schools recently laid off 15 mechanics, and now there are not enough of them to keep all the buses running.
One mechanic told Lucie there are only 13
"It's a very, very bad shortage of mechanics," said bus driver Valerie
"The mechanics have been outsourced. They got rid of 15," said Brown.
Lucie went to one bus stop and waited with parents Tuesday afternoon. The bus showed up 23 minutes late. They told him that is actually early for them. One parent said she waited an hour the day before.
They said the mornings are the worst.
"Every morning she's late. The bus drivers are never on time. It's every morning so usually I just take her to school," said Nicole Thomas.
Bus driver Cathy
"We have a lot of major issues. You may leave your bus to be inspected and come back the next morning and its
Lucie reached out to DeKalb County Schools Tuesday morning and as of late Tuesday evening, he hadn't heard back.