Bust Strike Averted in Lakota


( Liberty Twp ) - It's been an up and down 48 hours for parents with children in the Lakota School District. The company that handles busing in the district, Petermann Transportation, has been negotiating a new contract with its more than 200 drivers who pick up kids for Lakota schools. A vote taken late Monday night came out negative, and that led to the above video from Superintendent Matt Miller to be posted for parents.

However, a vote was taken again Tuesday evening, and that came out to a majority yes vote, avoiding a strike.

An updated statement posted on the Lakota School District website reads:

Tonight, Lakota Local Schools was notified that its bus provider, Petermann Transportation, has reached an agreement in contract negotiations with its drivers. A new contract is in place and busing will continue for our students on its regular schedule tomorrow, April 17. Thank you for your continued patience during this situation. Please see your email for more information