By CBSBoston.com Staff

FRAMINGHAM (CBS) — Framingham schools will receive transportation help from the Massachusetts National Guard to address the bus driver shortage. Twenty members will work with the city as van drivers.

“After hearing about this option for selected school districts in Massachusetts, Dr. Robert Tremblay, Superintendent of the Framingham Public Schools, personally reached out to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Commissioner to be included in this effort to address the Framingham Public Schools (FPS) bus driver shortage,” said a statement from the school system.

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They were approved within 24 hours.

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The National Guard is also driving vans in Lawrence, Chelsea, Lynn, and Lowell.

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All drivers need to undergo training and be certified through the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles.

CBSBoston.com Staff