Boston public schools are fining the private provider of bus services $800,000 for chronic tardiness, even as one in 10 buses are still arriving after the first bell rings. It’s a problem authorities have struggled to manage since the school year began. The district gained a degree of on-time consistency through a series of staffing changes, bus route adjustments, and micromanaging of First Student Inc., the company contracted to ferry students to and from school.
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