Bus drivers don't show for work in Ann Arbor Public School District

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - For the second time this year, bus drivers with the Washtenaw Intermediate School District (WISD) have not showed up for work.

According to a spokesperson with the Ann Arbor Public Schools, school is open but transportation will not be provided. The bus service will resume Monday afternoon. Kids in the preschool and special education programs still had bus services in the morning.

"That is never ideal for the parents or for us as a transportation provider. So the inconvenience I understand is great and we are doing everything to make sure that that action is not repeated," said WISD spokeswoman Emma Jackson.

In January, bus drivers staged a sick-out and Ann Arbor Public Schools had to cancel classes for the day. After that happened, Ann Arbor Public Schools decided to sever ties with WISD effective at the end of this school year.

Jackson said there is no indication drivers aren't showing up to work out of protest.

"I don't believe there's any merit to that. I believe that people are genuine in having pre-arranged appointments and legitimate reasons for not reporting to work. We are following up on that to make sure that is the case," she said.

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