NYC Schools Chancellor 'Concerned' About Potential Bus Drivers' Strike

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Monday, January 7, 2013

The city Department of Education says it is ready for a potential strike by school bus drivers.

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said Sunday he was concerned a strike by Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181 could occur this week, and he has already made alternate plans to get more than 152,000 children across the five boroughs to class.

If there is a bus strike, Walcott said all students with interrupted bus service will get a MetroCard from the school's general office.

Parents of children in kindergarten through second grade and individualized education programs will also get MetroCards.

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