Bus driver shortages are being felt by school bus companies across the country. Thanks to the hard work of the Osseo Area Schools Transportation department, district bus routes are staffed; however, families are encouraged to prepare a plan in case their student’s bus route must be delayed or canceled. Every effort is being made to prevent this situation; for that reason, should a delay or cancelation of a bus route be unavoidable, the news may be shared with affected families with little advance notice.
In the event of a school bus route delay, the Bus Status online site and phone app will be updated to show the delay. If a bus route must be canceled due to a shortage of drivers, Bus Status will be updated to display this information, and families will be notified via a SchoolMessenger email and automated phone call.
All students are expected to attend school every day unless they have an excused absence. If a bus route cannot be covered due to a driver shortage event, families will be asked to transport their child(ren) to school. Late arrivals due to delayed or canceled buses will be excused. If you have concerns about your student’s attendance or your ability to transport your student to school in the event of a cancelled bus route, please contact your school’s principal.
Frequently asked questions can be found at the bottom of the district’s Transportation webpage; select “Fall 2021 Bus Driver Shortage.” Thank you for your support of our bus drivers and transportation team.
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