There's a real shortage of school bus drivers around Alberta.

The local Christ the Redeemer School Division is still working on bus route changes and driver incentives through Southland Transportation to fill the gaps.

Assistant superintendent Drew Chipman with the Foothills School Division says they're recruiting as well.

"We're continuing to train, we've got three new spare drivers coming on this week, we have had some routes that haven't had drivers on them but for the most part we've been able to cover most of our routes."

He says a number of people have decided to just stay home if they're sick.