Children kept in school after dispute with bus company

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Empty school buses leave the parking lot of Beachy Cove Elementary this afternoon following an unresolved incident with one of their drivers this morning. — Photo by Keith Gosse/The Telegram

Confusion reigned today at Beachy Cove Elementary in Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s following a dispute between the school and its school bus company.

A school board official described the situation as a labour dispute with the bus company over allegations about a driver’s behaviour this morning.

When students were dismissed at the end of the day, bus drivers refused to take them home.

A separate bus company was contacted and sent buses to take children home later in the afternoon.

Some parents were called to pick up their children, others arrived not knowing what was happening.

For more details, see The Weekend Telegram.

Geographic location: Portugal Cove

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  • MallRat
    May 03, 2013 - 20:55

    This Community is totally SCREWED UP! From the Totally Screwed up TOWN COUNCIL, to the Totally SCREWED UP parish that had it's STEEPLE cut off the Church, to the Totally SCREWED UP volunteer FIRE DEPT led by a Bizarre Deputy Chief!! Are we really SURPRISED that a LABOR DISPUTE broke out with a BUS COMPANY?? REALLY?? This community has more CASH flow per family per capita than ANY TWO other communities in this province added together... This place is Simply SCREWED UP!!!