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'Busing issues' cause 2nd closure for Penn Hills School District

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Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, 10:39 a.m.
 

The Penn Hills School District is closed for a second consecutive day. Classes were cancelled Tuesday due to the extreme cold temperatures, and classes on Wednesday were cancelled due to busing issues, according to an email sent by district spokeswoman Teresita Kolenchak.

“The buses were turning over, but there was a concern that they'd be running slower than usual because of the cold weather,” Kolenchak said. “(Superintendent Thomas) Washington said he just wanted to err on the side of caution, rather than have buses potentially running slow and being 10 to 15 minutes behind schedule” with students waiting outdoors.

Philip Eades, area general manager for transportation contractor First Student, said several buses also had issues with frozen fuel, due to the weather.

First Student transports about 5,000 students a day to several area school districts.

Patrick Varine is an editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7845 or pvarine@tribweb.com.

 

 
 


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