Community members can register to attend an event with School Board members and City Schools administrators Nov. 30.
27 of 96 teachers called out because of fights, forcing the high school to close for three days.
In August, the district told families that almost 1,000 students would be left without rides.
The claims in the petition, say board members, are wrong. But some parents and teachers say they are confused by the decision.
Students are passing in reading and math at rates lower than state averages, especially Black and Hispanic students and those who are learning English.
“It seems like the School Board wants to have the appearance of a union without giving the teachers union the authority that accompanies genuine collective representation,” said J.H. “Rip” Verkerke, UVA professor of employment law.
Albemarle County Public Schools says they have 11 bus drivers in training to fill in the last of the routes, but did not say when they’ll be on the road.
While teachers agree cellphone use in class is bad for the learning environment, behind the scenes educators disagree on how to confront the problem.
Jean-Charles is one of nine journalists around the country in the Education Writers Association Reporting Fellows program.
The move would give the district more freedom to make changes to entice drivers, and give them school district benefits.