Boston Public Schools warned of significant delays or cancellation to bus service today after many drivers were apparently out on strike. The strike affects public, private, parochial, and charter schools.
Schools will be open, yet Boston Public Schools said that students will be excused if late or absent during the disruption.
“United Steelworkers of America Local 8751, which represents approximately 700 school bus drivers in the city of Boston, is staging an illegal work action this morning aimed at disrupting school bus service,” BPS said in a statement on its website.
To check the status of a bus:
The district has expanded its Transportation Hotline to answer families’ questions at (617) 635-9520 and the Mayor’s 24-Hour-Hotline is available at (617) 635-4500.
Go to https://schoolbus.bostonpublicschools.org/to use the “Where’s my School Bus” app.