MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Berkeley County Schools Superintendent Patrick Murphy is responding to concerns voiced by parents over canceled bus services this week.

Staff Shortages, he says caused those cancellations – something he says he hasn’t seen in his 33 years as an educator.

He thanked families for their patience and says the school system is working to “adjust, be flexible, and provide viable solutions.”

He says canceling transportation this week was “not an action we ever wanted to take.”

The letter to families closed with an invitation to the next bus operator open house is Wednesday, January 19th from 5-7 pm. He said the system covers all expenses and offers a $300 stipend after 25 routes.