The Oswego 308 School district is making plans in the event of another bus driver shortage. Many students had to shift to remote learning on Tuesday because too many drivers called off work.
The district has worked out procedures for two transportation scenarios. In a situation where the district does not have the capacity to run buses for any grade level or program students should attend in person when transportation is available from their families. Make-up work will be provided for elementary, special education, and early learning students who cannot make it in. Junior high, high school, GOAL, and Transition/Pathways students should participate remotely if they can't make it to school.
In a situation where some transportation, but not all is available, early learning students should attend in-person if they can find transportation. Students in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing program will have transportation provided and should attend in person. Make-up services will be provided for students who can't get to school. Transportation will be provided for elementary school students who should attend in person. Junior high, high school, GOAL, and Transition/Pathways students should attend in person if they can find transportation to school and attend remotely if they can't.
For the Eastview Academy, transportation will be provided for elementary level students. Junior high and high school students should attend classes remotely if they can't get to school.
Supt. John Sparlin says the district will try to give as much notice as possible, but noted that on days with large numbers of bus driver absences the district may have to pivot to one of the two plans quickly.