School District May End Bus Contract After Boy Left on Bus

A Massachusetts school district is considering terminating a contract with the bus company that transports its special need students after a 5-year-old boy was left alone on a bus for hours.

The Lowell Sun reports the Lowell School Committee discussed the issue Wednesday, but decided to take more time before making a decision.

A driver for Dracut-based SP&R Transportation was fired after a kindergartner did not get off the bus during a morning route last week. The driver took the bus home and discovered the child when he returned to start his afternoon route.

The child was unharmed.

The committee says it will discuss switching its contract to NRT Bus Inc. next week.

Some SP&R employees attended Wednesday's meeting and said they shouldn't all be punished for one person's mistake.

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