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At least 85 bus drivers called out Monday, leading to canceled routes


At least 85 bus drivers called in for Monday, Nov. 6, according to Jefferson County Public Schools officials. Video in the player above of the bus drivers’ calls Friday. School officials say they are proactively canceling 47 bus routes. According to bus drivers, the biggest issues involve student behavior on buses, long commutes and lack of support from the school district. Drivers say the “sick” has been brewing for months and is being directed to district leaders. JCPS says that after feedback from drivers, the district is changing the student disciplinary process. Officials expect more drivers to call Sunday evening. Families are being notified by their schools and are encouraged to find another way to get their children to school. Absences will be excused for students who must miss school due to the number of bus drivers who have called. The school district says that in general, routes are delayed, but with the increase in drivers not showing up for work, the safest and best option is to proactively cancel routes. Below is a complete list of bus routes (zone and bus number) affected by Monday’s appeal. Jeffersontown: 1854193912621264185319411531202417641309Jacob:2075Blankenbaker:1051181217082080Detrick:2070Blue Lick:1340192120212022Wilhoit:11911957 Nearly 90 drivers bus workers called walked out Friday in what was seen as a planned “work stoppage” to protest current bus conditions. JCPS has 575 drivers in total. More than 65,000 students ride the bus every day and many routes were affected by Friday’s “sickness.” Read more about Friday’s bus drivers appeal below:

At least 85 bus drivers called in for Monday, Nov. 6, according to Jefferson County Public Schools officials.

Video in the player above of the bus drivers’ calls Friday.

School officials say they are proactively canceling 47 bus routes.

The biggest problems, bus drivers say, are student behavior on buses, long commutes and a lack of support from the school district.

Drivers say the “disease” has been brewing for months and is targeting district leaders.

JCPS says after feedback from drivers, the district is in the process of changing the student disciplinary process.

Authorities expect more drivers to call Sunday evening. Families are being notified by their schools and are encouraged to find another way to get their children to school.

Absences will be excused for students who must be absent from school due to the number of bus drivers who have called.

The school district says that in general, routes are delayed, but with the increase in drivers not showing up for work, the safest and best option is to proactively cancel routes.

Below is a complete list of bus routes (zone and bus number) affected by Monday’s appeal.

Jeffersontown:

  • 1854
  • 1939
  • 1262
  • 1264
  • 1853
  • 1941
  • 1531
  • 2024
  • 1764
  • 1309

Jacob:

Blankenbaker:

Destroy :

Blue lick:

Wilhoit:

Nearly 90 bus drivers called in Friday in what appears to be a planned “work stoppage” to protest current bus conditions.

JCPS has 575 drivers in total.

More than 65,000 students ride the bus every day and many routes were affected by Friday’s “sickness.”

Read more about Friday’s bus drivers appeal below:

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