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School district postpones start date due to bus driver shortage – Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon 2021-09-08 12:51:56 –

Portland, Oregon (KOIN) —The local school district has postponed the start date due to a shortage of bus drivers.

The Vernonia school district now lacks a sufficient number of bus drivers after one of its transport sector employees died in connection with COVID-19 and the other employees were subsequently quarantined. As a result, the start of the school district’s new school year has been postponed for two weeks.

Instead of returning to the classroom on September 7, all K-12 students will return on September 20. Until then, families can have breakfast and lunch at school daily.

Despite the school start date, school athletics is still in session. However, the district said the volleyball team returned two positive COVID-19 tests — all volleyball activities will be postponed until quarantine is no longer needed.

so Facebook postAaron Miller, director of the Vernonia School District, apologized to his family for the delay in notification and the consequent difficulties.

“Deferring the start of school is not something we downplay, but as you’ve heard, it’s a necessary step,” Miller wrote. “Thank you for your grace and understanding.”

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