The Teamster Union representing the drivers for First Student have announced that a school bus strike will start on Thursday, February 1.

If you need to arrange for an emergency ride for your child, please post a message on the Friends of Decatur Elementary Facebook page.

At this time it is not known how long the strike will be in effect.  We will update you as soon as we know.

Refer to the SPS FAQ page for additional information and updates.

from SPS…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 and like us on Facebook.

Thank you for your continued patience and planning.


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