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Muncie Community Schools to resume Monday morning

Posted at 6:44 PM, Aug 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-07 07:54:56-04

MUNCIE, Ind. -- Muncie students are expected to head back to class on Monday after a transportation nightmare on opening day.

Muncie Community School officials have been working through the weekend to fix the transportation issues that caused the schools to close on Thursday and Friday.

The school district’s website shows school will resume Monday but tells parents to check their child’s bus route because some of them have changed because of last week’s issues.

Muncie schools are also working with about 100 fewer teachers this year and three fewer elementary schools because of financial issues. 

“The issues we had Wednesday with our transportation system were unacceptable and we are working diligently to make sure this situation is not repeated. ,” Dr. Steve Baule, superintendent of Muncie schools, said. "The safety of our students is our top priority. The situation was unsafe and it is paramount that we correct those issues before we resume school.” 

For concerns about transportation, parents can contact Auxilio at 765- 201-4254. 

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