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School District rehires 3 bus drivers for special-ed, tech programs

Layoffs: ‘No one involved in this decision is naive to its impact on our drivers’

Series: Coronavirus | Story 275

Last updated 9/17/2020 at 12:13pm

On Aug. 14, 175 Edmonds School District school bus drivers received notice that their jobs – and health insurance – would be eliminated at the end of the month.

But on Tuesday, Sept. 11, the district recalled three school bus drivers, said district spokeswoman Harmony Weinberg.

“Two drivers will transport students to specific, out-of-district special education programs,” she said. “The third driver will transport some of our students who are enrolled in technical programs.”

Still, many drivers are upset. They held rallies recently at Edmonds-Woodway, Meadowdale, and Mountlake Te...

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