New York City is warning the parents of school children they could be facing a system-wide school bus strike.
The dispute stems from a bid for a new contract for pre-k buses recently put out by the education department.
The current contract is set to expire at the end of June 2012
Schools chancellor Dennis Walcott sent a letter to families saying, “We are deeply concerned about the impact of a strike on our students and families and we want you to be prepared in the event one occurs.”
A strike could impact more than 150-thousand school children.
The Education Department is forming a contingency plan that includes:
The schools system will also give a two-hour reprieve to children who arrive late in school because of transportation problems.