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Seattle (Wash.) district begins to cancel bus routes because of driver shortage

Oct. 15, 2021
The district is canceling bus service in the Greenwood Elementary neighborhood because many bus drivers haven't complied with the state's Covid-19 vaccine mandate.

Many parents in the Greenwood Elementary neighborhood in Seattle, Wash., will have to find alternative ways to get their children to school come Monday. 

The Seattle district is canceling bus service for students in that neighborhood because of a bus driver shortage, reports KIRO 7 News

Many of the district's bus drivers have failed to comply with  many of the drivers aren't complying with. the state's vaccine mandate.

The Greenwood Elementary principal sent a letter to parents stating: “Due to the district’s bus shortage, Greenwood’s general education bus route will no longer be in service starting Monday, October 18th."

The district might have to cut two-thirds of its general bus routes because of drivers' failure to comply with the vaccine mandate.

About 100 of the district's bus drivers might be out of a job by Oct. 18 if they have not complied with the state's requirement to be fully vaccinated. 

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