DATTCO to Resume Normal Bus Operations Wednesday
(HARTFORD, Tuesday, May 17) – School bus services for the Hartford Public Schools will resume normal operations on Wednesday, May 18th, according to information provided by DATTCO and representatives of the drivers’ union.
Preliminary district reports show that 83% of K-12 students were in attendance on Tuesday during DATTCO’s one-day work stoppage. Average overall attendance at the Hartford Public Schools is 92% for academic year 2015-16.
“We expect DATTCO and its drivers to solve their differences without further disruption for the remainder of the school year,” said schools Superintendent Beth Schiavino-Narvaez. “DATTCO’s contract will expire at the end of this school year. We are evaluating their performance and this breach of contract as we decide whether we will continue to work with this company or move forward with another vendor.”
Students unable to attend school on Tuesday due to lack of bus services from DATTCO were excused from class for their absence.
“We thank our students and families for their efforts to be in school today. Our attendance numbers show that most of our students were able to make it to school despite these unfortunate circumstances with DATTCO’s buses,” said Dr. Narvaez.