School bus shortage in Northwood has NH parents upset
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NORTHWOOD — Residents in the town of Northwood are concerned about how their children will get to school due to lack of transportation.
Superintendent Robert Gadomski addressed the issue blaming it on a lack of certified bus drivers. The town had a three-year contract with Northwood Transportation which ended when the company went out of business.
Dial transportation has stepped in to help Northwood's bus problem, but unfortunately only two people are signed up to drive. Four people are needed to complete the routes for K-12 students.
An announcement Monday night stated that the school board has pushed back the school day start time to 10:00 a.m. Supervision will be available at 8:00 a.m. for K-8 students.
Elementary school classes are scheduled to begin this week.
Students attending Coe-Brown Northwood Academy are already affected by the bus shortage, they began classes on Monday.
Another school board meeting is scheduled to be held on Wednesday night.