There were social media reports of late pick-ups and arrivals of Atlanta Public Schools’ buses during the first week of classes, with some parents attributing the tardiness to a driver shortage.

APS spokesman Seth Coleman said he hadn’t received any information about students arriving late, but there was a push to hire more drivers.

“We are looking to hire about 30 bus drivers for this school year,” Coleman said.

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Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.