The William Floyd Board of Education is holding an emergency meeting tonight to approve an agreement with First Student on the large bus contract. Local 252, the bus driver’s union, has signed a memorandum of agreement with First Student to attain the work for the large bus contract. First Student has informed the district that they will be able to get the large buses 100% operational no later than Monday, September 17.
The district is making space available for First Student to conduct their certification process, background checks, drug tests, etc., over the next few days, to help expedite the process. If some large buses are available to run prior to September 17, we will run them, as well.
The processes already in place will continue such as before-school and after-school childcare, and breakfast and after-school snacks until the buses are fully operational on September 17. Morning drop-off ran smoothly, but we experienced some issues with pick-up. We will adjust accordingly and notify the community of any changes.
We thank you for your patience throughout this process.