CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Some Lowcountry school district officials are preparing for a possible school bus strike.
Superintendents for Charleston County and Dorchester 2 school districts say schools will open early and won't close until all children are picked up. Both districts say they'll be in touch with parents by phone and through local media and are encouraging parents to make alternate plans for getting their kids to and from school.
Unionized drivers in both districts have approved going on strike if they cannot reach a deal on drivers' pay and benefits by the coming week. The State Board of Educated on Wednesday approved an emergency plan to let a private company bring in certified drivers from other states for up to 90 days if unionized drivers strike.