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Community Message: Concerning Transportation Information
Dear MCPS Families:
Thank you for your ongoing support of our school system as we navigate issues related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We are writing to apprise you about an unprecedented issue we experienced today in the Department of Transportation. There were major staff shortages that impacted our ability to transport all students to and from school. Specifically, 75 out of 1228 bus routes and 82 out of 1228 routes were impacted this morning and this evening, respectively.
What to expect tomorrow?
While we continue to work to respond to these challenges, we expect to experience similar situations with previous staffing shortages, and COVID-related absences. We will take the following actions to address the transportation-related staffing challenges:
Additionally, we are exploring numerous recruiting options and a variety of other strategies to meet both short-and long-term staffing shortages in the Department of Transportation.
What can you do?
We recognize the hardship that transportation staffing shortages creates for our families we thank you for your support as we address this challenge. Your patience and understanding are appreciated as we work through the ongoing challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Montgomery County Public Schools
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