Grosse Ile Township Schools suspends general education transportation after sudden resignation of drivers

School officials say 2 bus drivers resigned; transportation for special education, career-technical programming is available

The sudden resignation of two bus drivers has forced Grosse Ile Township Schools to eliminate general education transportation to start the year.o
The sudden resignation of two bus drivers has forced Grosse Ile Township Schools to eliminate general education transportation to start the year.o

GROSSE ILE TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The sudden resignation of two bus drivers has forced Grosse Ile Township Schools to eliminate general education transportation to start the year.

It has put parents in a bind, especially those with multiple kids in school.

Original report: Grosse Ile Township Schools will not offer general education transportation until further notice

Like many Grosse Ile Township parents, Jackie Hammonds was thrilled when the district sent a letter that transportation was back this year.

“But when the second letter was received stating a couple of bus drivers resigned, it was a little disheartening because I knew I would have to go back to try to figure out how to get everybody to school on time as well as get myself to work on time,” she said.

For Hammonds, who has a seventh grader and a fourth grader with different start times, it’s a challenge.

Over the summer, the school district hired two drivers and rehired three. But the two resignations left them with just enough for the required transportation for special education and career-technical programming.

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