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Lakota Local Schools bus strike averted overnight, district says

Posted at 9:05 PM, Apr 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-16 07:17:51-04

WEST CHESTER, Ohio — A Tuesday morning strike by bus drivers servicing Lakota Local Schools was averted overnight, the school district reported.

A late agreement was reached between bus drivers and Petermann Transportation, which services the district, according to an announcement on Twitter shortly after 2 a.m.

Buses will run as scheduled Tuesday morning, but delays are expected given the late hour of the agreement, the district said.

Extra staff will be on hand at schools for increased car riders.

The district had notified parents Monday night that the bus drivers would strike Tuesday morning.

The strike would have left Butler County's largest public school district without bus service, forcing parents to find alternative transportation on short notice.

In the event of a strike, students who were late for class or could not make it to school would not have been marked tardy or absent, the district said.

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