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Dozens of bus drivers name out

DEKALB County, Ga. (CBS460 — Dozens of Dekalb County faculty bus drivers are fed up as COVID-19 instances proceed to extend throughout the county. 

“Make me really feel like my life is simply as necessary as a academics life or as a principal or as a superintendent,” stated a annoyed bus driver. 

In response to a information tip despatched to the CBS46 Newsroom “35 DeKalb County bus drivers out of 100 had been no-shows” on Friday, September 10, uniting for a sick-out.

“The county as a complete must do higher with maintaining with the Covid instances and making us conscious and never maintaining every little thing underneath the rug” the motive force went on to say, “after which you realize if any individual will get sick or if a baby will get sick like I stated us as bus drivers we’re at all times the final ones to be notified.” 

Mother and father posted this picture in a non-public Fb group: 

Parents posted this photo in a private Facebook group:

One dad or mum responded to the submit that his youngster was not picked up this morning. Different mother and father are searching for methods to assist inform bus drivers they’re valued.  

“Thank y’all for y’all service… thanks, thanks, thanks, and if it’s a must to shield your self we’re with you” stated dad or mum Tarik Edmonson.

Edmonson says he simply desires mother and father, the district, and the state to be on one accord in terms of vaccinations and masks mandate.

“Have them return to what they did earlier than the youngsters keep dwelling and study… I do know it’s laborious however look what instances we’re in when folks dying every single day, it’s a spike, that claims, extra folks within the hospital this time than it was the final time,” Edmonson stated. 

Drivers inform CBS46 off digital camera that they’re exhausted and searching for an answer prior to later.

“You understand these folks acquired youngsters and households to get dwelling to so I can perceive,” stated Edmonson.

We reached out to DeKalb County College District for a response however have but to listen to something again.


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