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South Bend school bus route changes are being delayed

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In this Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 photo buses await students at York Middle School in York, Maine. A shortage of school bus drivers in some communities in New England and across the country is causing headaches for school districts this fall. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

The red lights are flashing on the changes to South Bend’s School Bus routes.

Monday was expected to be the beginning of changes for the routes, but now South Bend Schools Superintendent Todd Cummings says the expected changes won’t be implemented until the next school year.

Cummings says collaboration between the board, parents in the district, and bus drivers has led to the a decision that everyone feels is in the best interest of the students. Some of the changes will be revisited over the summer, as well.

A number of complaints were received about the planned changes, the latest in a series of setbacks for the department.

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