Boston school buses on the road after protest
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Boston Public Schools sent a message that buses were rolling and appeared to be on schedule Monday morning.
That announcement came after the school system sent a warning to parents about a possible strike.
Over the weekend a few rogue drivers had a demonstration at the bus yard in Dorchester.
They’re considered ‘rogue’ because it wasn't an official union sanctioned protest. It’s enough, though, that school officials are worried they might be gearing up for a repeat of the surprise job action two weeks ago where drivers wouldn't drive, stranding thousands of kids, some left waiting alone as bus stops for hours. The school released a statement saying this weekend's rally is yet another signal that there's still an active element among the drivers encouraging discussions.
“We continue to ask families to keep contingency plans in place and we're monitoring the situation,” Boston Public Schools said in a statement.
The warning stems from a labor dispute between the bus driver union and the parent bus company. They continue to meet and discuss but it leaves uncertainty with Boston public schools over whether or not the drivers will walk off the job. Concerns were expressed once again. Schools encouraged parents to come up with a plan, but so far you don't need the backup plan because bus drivers reported to work and buses were on the roads.