Dayton school bus drivers approve contract agreement with district

Dayton school bus drivers overwhelmingly voted Sunday to approve a contract agreement with the school district’s administration.

Details on the contract were not made available, but drivers said “a lot of changes” were made.

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DPS officials and the district’s bus drivers reached a tentative agreement on Thursday, both sides said in a joint statement.

Negotiators for the district and the drivers union have reached tentative agreements before during their nine-month negotiation process, but each time, when those deals went for a vote before the full membership of the drivers’ union, they were rejected.

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The school board will have to ratify the contract to make it official. The board is scheduled to meet until Tuesday.

Dayton Public Schools have been on spring break for the past week. Schools reopen Monday, with bus drivers scheduled to be in service that day.


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