North Syracuse schools going remote Tuesday because of bus driver shortage

Syracuse, N.Y. — Starting Tuesday, all schools in the North Syracuse district will switch to remote learning after coronavirus quaranting has caused a shortage of school bus drivers, according to the district. Only one school bus driver has tested positive for Covid-19, according to Daniel Bowles, superintendent of the […]

Syracuse, N.Y. — Starting Tuesday, all schools in the North Syracuse district will switch to remote learning after coronavirus quaranting has caused a shortage of school bus drivers, according to the district.

Only one school bus driver has tested positive for Covid-19, according to Daniel Bowles, superintendent of the North Syracuse Central School District.

But that led to several others needing to quarantine at the direction of the Onondaga County Department of Health, Bowles wrote in a letter to parents and students.

That means all K-12 students will switch to remote learning on Tuesday. The district plans to resume a normal transportation schedule on Thursday.

There will also be no transportation for universal pre-K on Tuesday, Bowles wrote.

Transportation will be provided for any students who are attending classes five days a week — such as parochial, charter and BOCES students — during the two-day pause, according to Bowles.

North Syracuse Early Education Program remains open.

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