August 10, 2007
Augusta, Ga. - The Richmond County school buses will be running on Monday as planned.
This news comes after the union bus drivers threatened a sit-in during the first week of school. They were upset about working conditions and insisted upon meeting with Superintendent Dana Bedden to voice their concerns.
Both parties met today to discuss the issues. They chose not to disclose any specific topics of discussion. An agreement was settled upon and the drivers agreed to drive the school buses beginning Monday morning.
"It's like this, Dr. Bedden and I talked today and we agreed we will roll on the first day of school," says local bus union leader, Sallie Thomas.
Superintendent Bedden says he will take 3 months to investigate their claims. He wants parents to know that buses will be rolling on the first day of school.
"We will have bus drivers on the road."