WARWICK, RI (WLNE) – The Warwick Public Schools Department says it hopes the buses will operate on Monday morning.
In a statement sent to ABC 6 News, a district spokesperson said he was “very optimistic about safe and fair transportation to and from school for all students on Monday.”
“We continue to work with First Student because the logistics from the drivers to the bus routes is a key factor. We apologize again for any inconvenience encountered last Friday. The safety of our students is our top priority. If there is a problem for the safety of the students tomorrow morning, a notification regarding the transportation will be communicated as soon as possible. “
Families in Warwick say they feel left in the dark on Sunday night and don’t know what to expect on Monday morning.
It comes after a chaotic day on Friday where transport was cut short due to a “union work problem”. The school department emailed parents at 6:45 a.m. on Friday, advising parents that buses were not being dispatched and students would not be receiving sweat to or from the school.
Mayor Frank Picozzi posted an update Sunday night on his Facebook page saying, “I get a lot of inquiries as to whether school buses will be running tomorrow. I haven’t received any information from the school department yet and I probably won’t get any until morning. If I get any information, I will release it immediately.
ABC 6 News will keep you posted.