CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Fewer than 200 students attending Albemarle County Public Schools lack bus service, a far cry from the beginning of the year.

Just days before the first day of school, the district canceled 10 bus routes, which left around 1,000 students without transportation. Based on a survey sent to parents before the start of the school year, it was estimated that about 10,000 students would be riding a school bus, but during the first month of school that number dropped to 6,000.

This has allowed the county to reconfigure routes in order to provide the needed transportation. Along with this, the county has seen a needed bump in drivers that also helped to fill routes.

“We’ve got a job fair this Friday at CATEC in the morning from about 10 a.m. until the afternoon in which we hope that more folks would come out and show an interest in becoming a bus driver," said Albemarle County Schools Strategic Communications Officer Phil Giaramita. "We did pretty well about a month ago when we had a job fair and a number of applicants who said the reason that they were putting in an application was because they wanted to help the school division, they knew there was a shortage of drivers. That’s the spirit!”

Another job fair will be held Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to noon in order to hire more drivers.