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Associate Superintendent: D161 facing ‘rough, rough start’ to transportation this school year

Schools nationwide are facing transportation issues to start the 2021-2022 school year, and Flossmoor School District 161 has not been immune to the trend.

“It’s been a rough, rough start,” Associate Superintendent Frances LaBella told the district’s board of education the evening of Monday, Aug. 30.

In June, LaBella warned the board transportation could be “a nightmare” this school year, But by July she said it might not be as bad as feared, following further conversations with transportation provider Kickert. On Aug. 30, she told the board District 161 went from having 20 buses to 15 because . . .

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