INDIANAPOLIS — All IPS School bus routes will be running as normal today.
Leaders with Indianapolis Public Schools had been skeptical that there would be adequate bus transportation to school for kids this morning as more bus drivers have called off work.
The call-offs last Friday were said to have been over the fact that IPS is making a change in its bus service for next year which could mean some bus drivers might lose their jobs.
The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees had condemned the call-offs on Friday along with IPS leaders, such as Superintendent Aleesia Johnson.
Ron Richmond with AFSCME said the drivers aren’t trying to hurt anyone but want their problems to be addressed.
“When the superintendent says these are rogue, I think the better description is that these people are hurting, they’re emotional, they’re angry, and they find a way to be heard,” Richmond said.
The district is advising parents to have a backup plan to get their child to school. One of those backup plans might be for children to take an IndyGo bus. IndyGo says IPS students will not need to pay fair or have a bus pass on Monday. Parents who want to accompany their child on city buses will have to pay fair to do so.
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