No delays reported after rumored school bus driver ‘sickout’ in Seminole County

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — It was rumored that school bus drivers in Seminole County would participate in a “sickout” Friday.

As we’ve reported in the past, the district is already dealing with a bus driver shortage.

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The sickout rumor was not true. Officials said everything was running smooth.

The district did its best to keep parents informed. School officials sent out an email and a robocall Thursday.

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Seminole County Public Schools is negotiating with the bus driver union. They are working out a new contract, but according to the robocall, the potential sickout isn’t the union playing hardball.

“Although are currently collective-bargaining please know that this is not an association with our school bus drivers union in fact we have a great working relationship with our bus drivers union and they have discouraged any drivers from participating,” the message said.

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The district was warning parents in case they need to make necessary arrangements to get their children to school.

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Q Mccray

Q McCray, WFTV.com

Q McCray is an award-winning general assignment reporter.