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Fairborn schools say late call-offs by bus drivers forced closure; union says no strike authorized

Dayton Daily News |

Fairborn schools canceled in-person classes Monday due to unexpected absences in its busing operation and is investigating if it was part of a union dispute.

“The district instructed its students remotely today due to a high volume of its transportation personnel calling off sick on very short notice,” Fairborn Superintendent Gene Lolli said in a statement. “We do not have information to indicate this unexpected, high volume of work absences is due to an outbreak of COVID-19 among our bus drivers.”

22 bus drivers were absent Monday. District officials said on a normal day the district uses about 60 drivers.