Shelton Public Schools will not open on time due to student bussing not being ready, according to a post on the district’s website.
In the post Shelton Superintendent Chris Clouet wrote that the city-run Shelton Student Transportation Services project is not ready, and that school will not open on September 3 as originally scheduled. The district hopes to start the following day.
There has been uncertainty about the status of Shelton’s school buses. The superintendent’s office said they weren’t sure the city has met the requirements of their transportation agreement, specifically to drug test drivers who worked this summer.
The city took over the school bus operations at the end of the school year, after a contract with a national provider ended.
Mayor Mark Lauretti said previously that while the city didn’t do drug tests immediately, the national provider had just days before and that the superintendent’s office claim was “political posturing.”
But both school officials and parents expressed concerns about the status of the drivers and the safety of their students.
More details were not immediately available.