Cory Gilmore, head mechanic for the Mariposa County Unified Schools transportation department, pours engine coolant into a school bus near the district office in Mariposa on Friday. Due to a severe bus driver shortage, Gilmore is sometimes pulled away from his duties in the garage to fill in for drivers on the road. Photo by Allen LamanSome Mariposa County Unified Schools students could miss the bus when school returns — but not because they showed up late to their stops.
A severe bus driver sho...
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