Three-tier bus system on Appo’s school board agenda Tuesday

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

Appoquinimink system, parents are wrestling with proposed changes to allow elementary, middle and high schools to start at different times. As the Appoquininimink School District considers trying to solve its busing issues by opening schools at three different times each day rather than the current two, it’s facing a series of Catch-22 dilemmas. Each version of what-opens-when triggers a problem …

Delaware bus payment system, driver shortage complicate strike situation

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

Bus driver pay is not governed by the state, but is set by individual companies. While the state of Delaware provides most of the money for school buses, it does not designate pay or benefit packages for drivers.  That’s left up to the transportation company that hires the drivers and means the Appoquinimink, Christina and VoTech schools hit by a …

Appo superintendent: Hiccups in strike plan, but we have a lot of heroes

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

In order to kids to make all their classes during a bus strike, some are having to arrive before buildings open and stay hours later.   By the end of the school day Thursday as the Appoquinimink system coped with the first day of a school bus driver strike, Superintendent Matt Burrows said the situation wasn’t ideal, but that the …