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21Jan

Update on Closure Day Payments to Contractors and Drivers

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, school districts nationwide have utilized some variation of both virtual and in-person instruction to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. While most school districts began the 2021-2022 school year in person, the Delta and Omicron COVID- 19 variants have forced some districts to once again consider temporarily closing school in favor of virtual instruction. School closure days have left many contractors wondering how they will be paid. To ensure stability of school transportation services, some states have enacted legislation guaranteeing payment to contractors and/or drivers. Additionally, many contractors have begun to address payment for closure days through their contracts and bids. Continue reading to learn more.

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