DD2: Threat of possible bus driver strike diminishing

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC)- Following weeks of much concern over a potential bus driver strike,  Monday night Dorchester District 2 Superintendent Joseph Pye made it clear to parents he is optimistic Durham School Services will soon come to an agreement with the union representing school bus drivers.

"I'm sensing a lot more of a working relationship," said Pye. "If there's anything going on I'm not aware of it. All I know is things seem to be pretty good.  Both sides are probably right about what they're concerned about and are certainly bringing forth great issues. But keep in mind the public is getting tired of all the rattling back and forth. We would like to get on with business and make sure our children are safe and we get them educated. That's what we're in the business of doing."

The union representing bus drivers has been in a standoff since last month with Durham School Services.  Drivers want more pay and better benefits.

Durham School Services provides school bus transportation for thousands of students in Charleston County, Dorchester District 2, and Beaufort County.

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