Thursday, February 01, 2018

Seattle Bus Drivers' Strike - Feb 1 Update

From district Communications:


First Student bus drivers are on strike, and we do not know how long it will last. This means there will be no yellow school bus service until further notice. You will need to use your family’s plan to get your student to and from school. We will remind families of bus-riding students by phone and email each evening until the strike is over. 

Some bus routes may be provided during strike. First Student anticipates they will be able to serve some bus routes during the strike. First Student will prioritize special education routes whenever possible. Not, all drivers are qualified to drive these specialized routes, so it will depend on availability. 

If a driver is available for your student's route, the district's transportation office will call you the night before. 

We recognize the inconvenience this will have on Seattle families and appreciate your patience. We will use the website and social media Facebook and Twitter pages to provide regular updates.

2 comments:

Owais Saleem said...

Beginning Thursday morning, February 1, Teamsters Local 174 school bus drivers at First Student in Seattle will be on Unfair Labor Practice strike. The strike by the group of 400 First Student school bus drivers will likely impact all yellow bus service to the Seattle School District, and will last until a deal is reached with First Student. Teamsters Local 174 does not typically announce strikes in advance; however, the Union and its members wished to give Seattle parents adequate notice to make arrangements for their children.

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