We want to share the latest information about labor negotiations between First Student and their employees’ union.
First Student presented an offer, and drivers voted it down Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. This could lead to a second, longer school bus strike by First Student drivers. We will be monitoring the situation closely and sharing news with our school bus families as soon as we know more.
Families can prepare in the following ways:
- Update your contact information and notification preferences at your student’s school. In an emergency, the district (and school) will send messages to all phone numbers and emails listed for your student(s). Paper forms are available at each school or make changes in the SchoolMessenger app. Read more about how to update your communication preferences.
- Review and refresh your family’s backup transportation and after-school care plan.
We recognize the uncertainty for our families and schools. We appreciate your patience.
We are concerned that First Student’s offer didn’t meet drivers’ expectations. We hope First Student and the union move quickly to resolve their differences Follow Seattle Public Schools on Twitter @seapubschools Opens a New Window. and like us on Facebook Opens a New Window. .
Thank you for your continued patience and planning.