Transportation issues force Fairborn schools to remote learning Monday

District investigating possible ‘unauthorized strike’

Fairborn HS may close for 2 weeks after football player tests positive

FAIRBORN — UPDATE @ 7:10 a.m. (Oct. 14):

Fairborn City Schools reported a second day of busing issues within the district Wednesday.

>>LATEST COVERAGE: Latest round of busing issues forces parents to transport students to and from Fairborn schools Wednesday

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The latest details on the issues can be found in this story.

UPDATE @ 3:45 p.m. (Oct. 12)

A high level of absent bus drivers forced the Fairborn school district to cancel in-person classes on Monday.

Twenty two bus drivers were reported absent, according to a district spokesperson, and many of these absences were given last-minute.

The school district is investigating whether the actions by some of these bus drivers amount to an unauthorized strike.

According to the Dayton Public Service Union agreement, any stoppage, slowdown, or interruption of work would count as an unauthorized strike.

UPDATE @ 9 a.m. (Oct. 12)

Fairborn City Schools moved to remote learning today, Oct. 12, due to district-wide transportation issues, according to a district spokesperson.

Additionally, Fairborn High School will be on a remote learning plan through Friday following an uptick in COVID-19 cases.

Good morning! The decision to go remote today is due to issues with transportation district-wide. The issues came to...

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Additional details about the transportation issues were not released.

The high school moving to remote learning comes after the school was remote Friday, following an uptick in COVID-19 cases and students who are in quarantine.

District officials said at least one student or staff member tested positive for the virus, which prompted the high school to move to remote learning on Friday.

“We are working closely with Greene County Public Health and anyone identified as a close contact will be notified by the building administration." Superintendent Gene Lolli said in the letter to students and families last week. "The health department will be contacting you later as part of the COVID-19 investigation.”

The announcement was made Thursday after the district put the varsity football season on hold earlier in the day. One player tested positive and 68 are quarantining, Lolli said. Several coaches are showing symptoms of COVID-19 and are also quarantining, he said.

The remainder of the season has been put on hold, although the district hopes the varsity team can play their last two games.

“The Fairborn High School Varsity Football season will be put on hold until Saturday, October 17th due to COVID-19. Any student-athletes who were directly impacted have been contacted directly by Fairborn High School Administration,” the spokesperson said.