Contract dispute may keep Brockton, Mass. students off buses

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September 29, 2013, 6:45 pm
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9/30 6AM UPDATE: There has not been an agreement yet, but the buses are running today, according to the Communications Officer for Brockton Public Schools.

(NECN: John Moroney, Brockton, Mass.) - The school buses are now locked up. They may stay there even when classes resume Monday morning in Brockton, Mass. because of a labor dispute.

The Superintendent of Schools says city's private bus contractor, First Student, has been unable to agree on a new contract with its drivers, prompting concerns of a possible strike.

The city's schools will be open regardless of what happens. Students and parents were first told of potential transportation problems Friday.

Brockton High School will open its doors early at 6 a.m. for students. The middle and elementary schools will get underway at 7. Breakfast will be provided.

Start times will be the same, as will dismissals.

No details about the contract dispute have been made available. About half of the students in Brockton rely on the district's buses to get to school.

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