Dayton School Board set to discuss major bus issues in meeting

DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) – A Dayton School Board meeting scheduled for the evening of March 16 was set to talk about major bus issues within the school district.

State representatives were also expected to be on hand to bring the matter up for discussion.

FOX 45 has been investigating the issue for months after parents came to us with complaints ranging from buses running late to them not picking kids up as all.

The district has said 13 routes don’t have full time drivers, and they are working hard to hire new, reliable drivers.

Ahead of the meeting, we caught up with Dayton School Board member John McManus who had just spoken with state leaders.

“The meeting we just had was quite realistically one of the most productive meetings I’ve had as a member of the Dayton Board of Education,” McManus said. “I could not be happier; I could not be more optimistic. And there are just so many solutions out there, so many options that are available to public school districts to use that are within the law. And so, these are things that we’ll be considering.”

FOX 45’s Shavon Anderson is inside the board meeting, and will have everything you need to know on FOX 45 at 10 p.m. and FOX 45 news on ABC 22 at 11 p.m.