August 2023 Transportation Strike FAQ
We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions regarding the ongoing negotiations between our contracted transportation provider, Petermann, and the bus drivers. We will update this page as more information becomes available.
- Why did the bus drivers vote to strike? What are the issues?
- How long will the strike be in effect and who does it affect?
- Will the drop-off and dismissal times be extended?
- How will schools manage increased traffic flow during arrival and dismissal?
- Are we utilizing additional police/SROs during drop-off and dismissal?
- Is Lakota considering switching transportation providers or returning to in-house busing in light of this situation?
- Is Lakota considering making changes to the transportation services we currently provide? Are we considering cuts?
- How will drivers who continue working in spite of the strike be utilized?
- Why weren’t we notified sooner?