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ABC Transit, NHSD bus drivers fail to reach agreement; Strike imminent

For updated information and district statements pertaining to the looming school bus driver strike, click here.

Posted Monday evening:

Monday evening, members of Teamsters Local 249, the union that represents NHSD bus drivers, rejected a contract offer from ABC Transit, the district’s transportation provider, and issued a strike authorization that will take effect at midnight tomorrow night, 12 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3.

Transportation services will not be available to students beginning Wednesday, Nov. 3. This includes all students who attend North Hills schools, and private and parochial school students serviced by NHSD drivers.

NHSD is working on a complete plan and will release details tomorrow morning.

As Dr. Mannarino stated during Thursday’s school board meeting, the plan is “not to send 4,600 kids [in the district] into a virtual environment.

ABC Transit is the district’s transportation contractor and its bus drivers are not employees of NHSD. As such, the district has not been involved in these contract negotiations in any way.

Please look for an email with complete information in the morning.