TRANSPORTATION BY THE NUMBERS
DISTRICT COMPLAINTS 8/31/22-1/18/23
BUS DRIVER COMPLAINTS FOR DISTRICT INTERVENTION 8/31/22-1/18/23
BUSSES OPERATING AT 55% CAPACITY (45% EMPTY)
BUS 12 OPERATING AT CAPACITY; #1 COMPLAINT DRIVER
DEMOCRATS HAVE REFUSED TO REWORK ROUTES.
REPUBLICANS WILL RE-WORK ROUTES TO BALANCE RIDERSHIP, RIDE TIME, COMPLAINTS AND OPTIMIZE FOR LEAST FINANCIAL IMPACT
TRANSPORTATION STRIKE TIMELINE
CEASE & DESIST
DISTRICT NOTIFIES FAMILIES
STRIKE Q&A PROVIDED BY DR. DAVID PETRONE
Q: What are the district’s contractual obligations with M&J Bus Inc. during the strike?
A: The district is only responsible to pay for services provided. As such, we will not be paying M&J Bus Inc. during the strike when transportation is not being provided.
Q: Why isn’t the district securing services from another bus company?
A: We have contacted several other companies. Some are not interested at all, and for the one that was, they stated that executing a transfer of services could take a significant amount of time. Regardless, the district is actively exploring other possibilities to provide transportation for our students.
Q: How long will the strike last?
A: Unfortunately, we do not know. It is up to M&J Bus Inc. and the Teamsters representing the bus drivers to come to an agreement.
Q: When is the district’s contract up with M&J Bus Inc.?
A: The contract ends in June 2024. As is the usual practice, the district will begin the Request For Proposals (RFP) process this fall.
Q: Why doesn’t the district get involved and help end the strike?
A: The District is not a party to the contract between the bus drivers and M&J Bus Inc. Therefore, we have no legal role in the negotiations. However, as superintendent, I communicated with both parties and encouraged them to meet to continue their discussions. As such, a meeting took place today. As I am made aware of developments, I will be sure to keep families informed.
Q: What can I do as a parent to help?
A: Continued patience and cooperation is all we could ask for and we thank you for all that you do to support the district.