Westport Bus Drivers to Strike on Monday

Parents will be required to find their own way to get their children to school, according to the Connecticut Post.


Drivers for Dattco, the company that provides busing for Westport Public School students, rejected a settlement proposed by their employer Sunday morning, meaning that parents will have to find their own way to get their children to school Monday morning, according to the Connecticut Post. The announcement was made to parents via the Board of Education's SNO-LINE.

Superintendent of Schools Eliot Landon, as well as the Westport Police Department, warned parents on Friday of the strike. Police Captain Sam Arciola said that should a strike occur, "parent’s should plan ahead for car pooling to cut down on the amount of vehicular traffic to and from Westport schools."

Landon also urged parents to have their "children arrive at school approximately 30 minutes prior to their normal school start times so that all of your children's school activities may take place in accordance with their regular school schedules."

According to a news release sent by Dattco on Friday, that the company would "work around the clock if necessary to reach agreement with the Union prior to the September 30th expiration of the Labor contract."


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