Bus drivers speak out concerning delays at Rockwood schools

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by Chris Stanford/ KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on September 20, 2013 at 9:50 PM

Updated Friday, Sep 20 at 10:01 PM

(KMOV.com) -- Bus drivers are speaking up following delays in the Rockwood School District.

This week there were reports of buses running 10 minutes late to district schools.  Several drivers have come forward saying their employer, First Student, told them to start their shifts seven minutes later than usual. 

Driver Steve Denny called the shift change a “failed experiment” and with the late start, there was no way drivers could safely deliver students to their destination.

“Every driver was doing exactly what they were told by the company,” said Denny, “There were no delays on our part, no civil disobedience, no work slowdowns.”

A spokesperson for First Student said after the reported delays, local managers adjusted driver shifts for Friday, and that buses at Rockwood Schools should be running on time Monday.  She would not give a reason why the buses were delayed. 

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