Hamilton’s school boards will cancel bus routes on a rotating basis to account for a critical shortage of drivers this semester.
In a memo sent to families Wednesday afternoon, the boards said they would begin “planned rotations of cancelled bus routes” beginning Sept. 28 to offset the ongoing cancellations faced by families whose children are supposed to ride buses to and from school along routes operated by Caledonia Transportation.
There were 14 Caledonia Transportation routes cancelled on Wednesday, with dozens of routes from other operators showing delays — some of more than 60 minutes.
“We understand that this will cause considerable inconvenience and disruption to families at different points in the route rotations,” said Pat Daly, chair of Hamilton’s Catholic board.
“As much as we regret having to cancel any of our routes, this measure is necessary to assure a higher level of service, albeit on a rotating basis.”