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Substitute bus drivers take over shifts in Williamsburg County

WILLIAMSBURG, SC (WCSC) - Substitute bus drivers have been hired to take students in Williamsburg County to school after 20 bus drivers have been suspended.

The bus drivers are accused of lying on their time cards and refusing to come to work after their pay was changed.

Some students have been getting to school up to an hour and a half late because drivers refused to work their routes last friday.

The clash between bus drivers and the Williamsburg school system all stems from money.

According to reports from "The News," last year, the budget for bus drivers was $960,000. However, the county actually spent more than $1.6 million.

The district would not say how long the drivers will be on suspension. The five schools affected are in the Kingstree area.

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