EUCLID -- School starts in just two weeks, and the bus drivers in Euclid are outraged after learning their jobs are being eliminated.
Bus drivers expected to be back in their seats driving children to and from school at the end of August.
"I love driving and transporting children. I have an attachment to my job and the community," said Cynthia Young, who has been driving a school bus for 18 years.
That attachment may be severed if the Euclid school board decides to privatize the city's busing Monday night.
"We are under contract negotiations. This is a shock to us. We had no idea," Young added.
The contract between the school board and union expired on July 31. Because of that, bus drivers feel this allowed for another company to swoop in, saving the school district hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Current drivers can apply with the new company, but the new positions are part time and could be without benefits.
Dolores Trobenter, who has driven a Euclid school bus for 27 years, said was shocked when she talked to her union president.
"Our union president came to meet us today and gave me my application, and no one told me anything except my coworkers and I'm a union rep," she said.
We contacted Superintendent Keith Bell for a comment on the situation, but we were told he was in meetings today.
With the school board halting all communication and a mayor who is deeply concerned, bus drivers here feel they have been kicked to the curb.
"No one is here to support us. No one wants to listen, and no one cares. It is affecting me and my coworkers tremendously. We just need help," Young said.
The school board is holding a special meeting tonight at 7 at the school board office. The address is 651 E. 222nd Street in Euclid.
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