Some Brockport schools close again Friday due to bus driver shortage


BROCKPORT, N.Y. (WROC) — Classes for Brockport students in grades K through 8 are cancelled Friday amid a bus driver shortage. Classes were canceled Thursday for students in grades PK through 12.

The Brockport Central School District announced the closing across its social media channels early Thursday morning, around 6:10 a.m. Friday’s closing was announced Thursday evening.

The district says students in grades 9-12 will be able to attend classes as scheduled. Sport events will also run as scheduled.

“It was short notice,” said Halee Whiting, whose daughter goes to school in Brockport. “Not everybody has that flexibility, but I still own a business with a team, so I had to shift around today.”

News 8 reached out to Brockport Central School District for comment, it has yet to respond. Meanwhile, families are making adjustments.

“A little bit of transparency and why there’s a shortage,” Whiting said. “Because there might be people who are in this district who might have some ideas to help with that. If it’s a hiring issue maybe put some good hiring incentives out there.”  

The district says it expects to return to normal operations Monday.

All students in the aforementioned grades will have their classes cancelled. Staff members will be required to attend to their duties as standard. Brockport also stated it will not be transporting out-of-district students.

District officials have yet to provide additional details behind the shortage.

Check back with News 8 WROC as we will continue to update this developing story.

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