Officials ask parents to find alternative transportation as bus driver strike continues
Published: December 5,2013
JACKSON — Jackson Public School officials were asking parents and students to find alternate transportation today as a school bus driver walkout entered a second day.
The drivers staged a walkout yesterday demanding more money, The school district issued a statement yesterday that it was working to remedy the situation.
In the meantime, the school district says students will be excused for arriving late and it urged employers to be understanding if parents had to drive their kids to school.
There are a total 263 bus drivers within Jackson Public Schools system. Officials say about 22,000 students ride the buses.
The average pay for a part-time JPS bus driver is $10.79 per hour for a five-hour shift. Pay comes with health insurance, paid holidays and retirement.
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