Parents again asked to get kids to Durham schools on Tuesday as staffing challenges continue

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Monday, January 29, 2024
List of DPS buses not running this afternoon due to staffing grows
Multiple Durham Public Schools buses will not be running today due to staffing challenges, according to the district.

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- Multiple Durham Public Schools buses did not run Monday because of staffing challenges, according to the district, and Tuesday will have similar challenges.

DPS asked parents and families for their help in getting students to school because of the shortage.

The following buses did not provide bus service Monday afternoon:

24, 26, 37, 38, 117, 122, 129, 131, 132, 137, 207, 213, 229, 235, 236, 246, 252, 253, 601, 613, 616, 623, 627, 644 and 645.

The announcement came after a pay dispute at DPS that led to some employees walking out of work, leaving schools understaffed and parents being asked to drive their children to school due to staff shortages.

On Monday evening, DPS said it was "working to address the matter" and said it would keep parents informed with the latest information.

"Our transportation situation continues to change, and we ask that you continue to assist in transporting your students to and from school," DPS said in a statement to parents. "We will post impacted bus routes on our website,, and on our social media channels each morning so that you have the most current information ... our ultimate goal is to educate our students and we know their safe and successful transport is essential to fulfilling our mission."

DPS also thanked parents for their "ongoing support and cooperation during our staffing challenges."