William Floyd School District reaches deal with new company to get buses rolling

<p>The district has made an agreement with a new bus company, but they say don't expect to have the plan in place until September 17.</p>

News 12 Staff

Sep 6, 2018, 10:12 AM

Updated 2,089 days ago

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William Floyd School District reaches deal with new company to get buses rolling
Relief is coming to parents and students in the William Floyd School District after a deal was reached to get large buses rolling.
Today is the first day of school for 2,000  10th, 11th and 12th grade students.
The district has made an agreement with a new bus company, but they say don't expect to have the plan in place until September 17.
This morning parents in the district still have to find another way to get their kids to school.
The school district has reached an agreement with First Student bus company for its large bus service for all 9,000 students in the district.
The district first cut ties with East End Bus Company and then temporarily set up an agreement with Acme Baumann Bus Company. Acme Baumann didn't have enough drivers because of the dispute with the Local 252 Union.
In a statement, union president Deb Hagan said "The drivers are anxious to get back behind the wheel servicing William Floyd School District, as they have in the past."
In the meantime, the school board president is asking parents to be patient.
"There is light at the end of the tunnel. Thank God it's not an oncoming train," said Robert Vecchio.
The superintendent says during this time, the district will continue to provide before and after school care to help parents out.
The William Floyd School District says each school has come up with a detailed plan for pick up and drop off during the bus crisis. 


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