Dear NELSD Families,
This notification aims to inform families whose students are transported by a Northeastern Local School District (NELSD) bus that our transportation department is shorter-staffed than usual due to unforeseen personal circumstances impacting a few of our drivers. Our thoughts are with our drivers and their family as they deal with a difficult situation. Our sincerest apologies to families who did not have school transportation this morning. We will have busing this afternoon for all routes.
I ask our families to please be patient, kind and understanding while our team sorts through dividing and reconfiguring routes. As I have mentioned, busing is complex and requires time and extreme attention to detail. Therefore, we are taking an all-hands-on-deck approach and utilizing staff members with a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) to help us transport our students, including our transportation director and me.
We also need people to help out where they can. Anyone interested in substituting as a bus driver can contact the Board Office at (937) 325-7615 with questions or make an appointment for fingerprinting. Application packets are available on our website under Resources > Staff Resources > Substitute Information, or stop by the Board Office at 1414 Bowman Road, Springfield, OH 45502.
We apologize for the inconvenience and sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding.
John Kronour, Ph.D.
Northeastern Local School District