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Statement from Mayor Martin J. Walsh on School Buses and Student Safety

August 26, 2014

Mayor's Office

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Mayor's Office

"I'm being updated regularly on this situation, and have been informed that Veolia and the bus drivers union continue to negotiate a new contract in good faith. I expect that they will reach a resolution that will provide certainty for all families every day. This is what students and parents deserve. 

"The current situation, however, does not appear to be about a new contract. It is unfortunate that a small group of drivers have refused to participate.  

"I'm incredibly frustrated, and I know that parents, students, and school administrators and staff share this frustration. This is unacceptable, and I will continue to do everything in my power to ensure that students get to and from school safely."