School districts are often faced with challenges in finding and maintaining employees, including bus drivers. When hiring drivers and other employees, the district must follow certain procedures, including conducting background checks, contacting references, and verifying certifications. Even after the hiring occurs, districts must still ensure that the drivers continue to meet district standards. Such staffing issues present challenges for districts. Similar challenges are present when the district contracts out for such services. This presentation will provide guidance for districts on ensuring that the district understands the legal issues presented by such staffing issues.