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Iberia Parish bus drivers asking school board for financial assistance

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Posted at 7:51 AM, Mar 17, 2022

With the record high gas prices, some bus drivers in Iberia Parish say they need help fast.

"Basically, we are hemorrhaging financially into the tanks to replace the fuel and it has increased exponentially. It's to a point where it's unaffordable based on what our compensation is now," said Karen Simon, President of the Iberia Parish Bus Drivers Association.

Drivers brought their concerns to the Iberia Parish School Board on Wednesday in hopes for financial assistance.

And it's not just with gas where drivers are looking for relief.

Simon said drivers must pay for maintenance, tires, oil changes, repairs and anything that goes wrong with their bus.

The school board is considering the request for assistance.

KATC has reached out to Superintendent Carey Laviolette with questions about the request and what can be done for bus drivers.

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