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.


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.

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