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DeKalb County Schools tells parents bus drivers may not show up to work, buses may be late

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DeKalb County Schools tells parents bus drivers may not show up to work, buses may be late


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DeKalb County Schools is warning parents about the possibility that the school buses may be arriving late over the next few days.

“You may have heard talk about the possibility that some of our bus drivers may not report to work during the next three days,” an email to parents on Wednesday afternoon, April 18, says. “DeKalb County Schools Superintendent Dr. R. Stephen Green has been meeting with the drivers and we are working in partnership to address their concerns.”

The county school district says there’s a “contingency plan in place” and warns that buses may be late during arrival and pick up.

“Some of you may be concerned about the impact this will have on testing,” the letter says. “There will be NO consequences to students if they arrive as a result of a late bus. The district will work to find time for students to take the test. If you have transportation questions pertaining to a late or missed bus, please call our hotline at  678-676-1200. Please know that the district’s TOP priority is getting your children to and from school safely. Thank you for your continued support of the DeKalb County School District.”

The Atlanta Journal Constitution says drivers may be planning a “sick out,” calling in sick to work as a form of protest. The AJC says the bus drivers are frustrated about a range of issues. To read that story, click here.

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