Bus driver ‘sick-out’ rumored for Seminole County Public Schools Friday could cause ‘major delays’

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — Seminole County Public Schools has issued a statement regarding a potential “sick-out” that has been rumored for Friday.

“Although we’re currently in collective bargaining, please know that this is NOT in association with our School Bus Driver’s Union,” the school district said. “In fact, we have a great working relationship with our Bus Driver’s Union and they have discouraged any drivers from participating.”

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The district said it is experiencing a shortage of drivers and a sick-out “would have a significant impact on the district’s ability to transport your students to and from school” and “cause major delays.”

“We understand many of our hard-working students and families rely heavily on our school district transportation and we wish to ensure students aren’t waiting to be picked up for long periods of time as that only has a negative impact for all involved,” the district said.

If there is an issue with bus driver attendance in the morning, the district said it will keep families informed.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.