Delaware schools plan to help students with summer and other programs.

School bus drivers return with new contract vote next week

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

  Christina and Appoquininimink school district buses ran as normal Friday morning as drivers returned to work after a one-day strike with a new contract to vote on next week. They were among the systems disrupted when Teamsters Union 326 bus drivers went on strike Thursday after contract negotiations with First Student Transportation failed. The move had Appoquinimink, New Castle …

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Delaware bus payment system, driver shortage complicate strike situation

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

Bus driver pay is not governed by the state, but is set by individual companies. While the state of Delaware provides most of the money for school buses, it does not designate pay or benefit packages for drivers.  That’s left up to the transportation company that hires the drivers and means the Appoquinimink, Christina and VoTech schools hit by a …

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Appo superintendent: Hiccups in strike plan, but we have a lot of heroes

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

In order to kids to make all their classes during a bus strike, some are having to arrive before buildings open and stay hours later.   By the end of the school day Thursday as the Appoquinimink system coped with the first day of a school bus driver strike, Superintendent Matt Burrows said the situation wasn’t ideal, but that the …