Lowcountry School Districts Don't Expect Strike

6:00 PM, Jan 27, 2013   |    comments
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Lowcountry school districts that prepared for a possible bus strike say they don't expect to have a problem.

Charleston and Dorchester 2 school officials said Sunday that they don't expect a strike to be called Monday morning. They say school buses should operate on their regular schedules.

Both school districts still preparing for a strike and will open one hour earlier than normal.

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 Education last approved an emergency plan last week to let a private company bring in certified drivers from other states for up to 90 days if unionized drivers strike.








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