Stomach bug hits San Juan district bus drivers

A significant share of bus drivers who transport special education students in the San Juan school Unified School District have missed work in recent days because of a “stomach bug,” the district reported Wednesday.

Trent Allen, district spokesman, confirmed a report that about 19 drivers missed work both Monday and Tuesday of this week. By Wednesday, the number of drivers missing work declined slightly, to 17.

Allen said the district employs 108 drivers and that some buses were arriving late because of the problem.

“They have covered all of the routes,” Allen said, noting that the biggest issue encountered has been delays in affected routes.

Allen said the drivers apparently “had a stomach bug passed from person to person.”

Nancy Jones, the Teamsters Union spokeswoman for the San Juan drivers, said there is no labor action tied to the circulating malady.

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