Unit 5 and First Student Continue Their Contract...For Now
The Unit 5 school district will continue its contract with its busing company First Student, for now. The Board voted Wednesday to keep the contract, as long as the two parties can agree on some concessions by November 1. The district has been dealing with busing issues since the school year started, including late and overcrowded buses. First Student and Unit 5 are negotiating penalties for the problems, including financial compensation. If the two cannot agree on terms by November 1, the contract will be terminated. If Unit 5 terminates the contract, First Student will still provide bus service through June 30, 2017.