ABC Transit and the union representing NHSD bus drivers reached a tentative contract agreement shortly after midnight on Nov. 3, 2021, and transportation will be provided to all students on Wednesday, Nov. 3, as scheduled. This includes all NHSD students as well as private and parochial school students.
“Our bus drivers are a vital part of our daily operations. Without them, we cannot give all of our students the in-person educational experience they need and deserve,” said Superintendent Dr. Patrick Mannarino. “We are thankful the two sides could come together and reach an agreement."
ABC Transit released the following statement early Wednesday:
"ABC Transit, Inc. negotiated Tuesday into Wednesday morning with Teamsters Local 249 in an attempt to gain a tentative three-year contract and avoid a strike in the North Hills School District. Following 2 hours of negotiations with a federal mediator, ABC Transit, Inc. agreed to a tentative contract with Teamsters Local 249, who indicated they will present the tentative agreement for approval to its membership. As a result, transportation will be provided for all North Hills School District students today, Wednesday, November 3. More information on the contract vote will be forthcoming."
As always, NHSD thanks our families, students and staff for their continued support, patience and flexibility.
Additional information will be released by the district as it becomes available to NHSD.