New school year off to chaotic start in light of Covid-19

By Donna Duric Writer School bus driver shortages and chaotic Zoom sessions are among the few hiccups parents and students are facing as a very different school year goes into its second week on Six Nations due to Covid-19. On-reserve schools are conducting lessons either online or via hard copy lessons for at-home learning, while high school students are attending schools off-reserve. There is a large bus driver shortage plaguing surrounding communities and there are fears Six Nations students could catch Covid-19 at secondary schools off-reserve and bringing it back home. Philip Kuckyt, manager of transportation services for Brant-Haldimand-Norfolk, said the driver shortage is a result of employees worried about Covid-19, as many of the drivers are in the 60-plus retiree age bracket. He said they’re working on alternative transportation…

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