School bus service “appears to be normal,” Boston school officials said early Thursday, two days after an unannounced bus drivers’ strike left thousands of students stranded.
The school system began sending out automated calls to parents at 6 a.m. to let them know buses were rolling.
According to the Boston Public Schools’ Twitter account, GPS showed 288 buses on the road just after 6 a.m., “exactly where we should be at this point in the morning.”
School department officials did say that “a small group of drivers” tried to disrupt service early Thursday at a bus yard in Hyde Park, but that “the other drivers ignored it.”
“We are proud that drivers are ignoring attempts to incite another disruption, but we are still asking parents to keep backup plans ready,” school officials tweeted.
In addition to updating its Twitter feed, the school department also has hotline numbers up and running: 617-635-9520 and 617-635-4500.