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GUSD keeps finding transportation alternatives as bus driver strike continues

As local school bus drivers continue their strike, Glendale Unified officials have been lining up alternative transportation for many students.

The school district contracts school bus service with First Student Inc., a bus transportation company based in Cincinnati, Ohio, that employs local union drivers.

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Teamsters Local 572 — the Carson-based union with roughly 11,500 members — is on strike with First Student over allegations of unfair business practices, said Dennis Watson, the union’s president.

Those students who were impacted by the strike include about 930 students at Clark Magnet High School and 400 special education students across the district.

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All Clark routes were covered this week and will continue to be covered next week, with one First Student bus and 14 charter buses, according to Kristine Nam, spokeswoman for the school district.

Currently, the district has 23 First Student buses operating for special education routes, Nam said, adding that starting Monday, the district expects to have approximately 52 special education students transported by ALC transportation services, with 26 more expected to be added later next week.

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