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Bus driver dispute with Savannah-Chatham schools continues as school board meets Wednesday

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The Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools had 17 school bus drivers call out on Wednesday, a decline from the initial sick-out on Friday where 54 drivers called out and left many students and families scrambling for rides to school. On Tuesday, 45 drivers called out sick.

All those routes were covered Wednesday, according to a district spokesperson, adding that the district has identified several staff members who have valid CDLs and are available to cover some routes.

“This past Friday and Tuesday, the majority of SCCPSS bus drivers did show up to work and performed their duties,” a statement from the district read on Wednesday morning. “Less than a quarter of our 245 drivers called out on Friday, with that number decreasing on Tuesday. Less than a tenth of our drivers called out today and all routes were covered.”

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