DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- All bus routes ran this morning for Durham Public Schools the day after some were cancelled due to a staffing shortage.
By about 6 a.m., DPS had confirmation that all routes were covered for students so parents and families did not have to repeat the changes experienced on Monday.
"The supervisor answers come in and they check the rolls, our drivers call in if they are going to take the day off. And so they check the rolls and this is how we are informed as to whether we will have our routes covered," said Crystal Roberts with DPS Communications Office.
This all comes amid the ongoing pay issues affecting supervisors and long-term employees within the transportation department.
DPS told us Monday's bus driver shortage canceled routes to 33 schools because of the absence of 26 drivers.
The school district says the salary issue is one reason drivers say they aren't showing up.
Some parents we spoke with had to leave work early after learning their child wouldn't have a ride home.
"It's a big issue because i have 4 children in DPS schools. They all go to different schools," said Sherika Hunter.
"They will fall behind if they don't get this fixed. I will have to quit sending them to be honest. I have to work," said parent Chris Baker.