Indianapolis Public Schools and Durham bus company officials held an emergency meeting Sunday to work out a plan for bus service, after striking bus drivers left many students without a ride after school Friday. The upshot: All Durham bus drivers are expected to show up for work Monday, at least according to company officials, said IPS spokesman John Althardt. The meeting occurred after 80 Durham bus drivers didn’t show up for work Friday afternoon, affecting 200 routes and about 12,000 students, according to a statement on IPS’ website….Durham officials said the bus drivers’ action was a result of unemployment benefits for its drivers being cut by a 2011 Indiana state law.
Schools, parents scramble for alternatives when buses don’t run
Source: David MacAnally WTHR, August 17, 2012