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Mansfield Public Schools to reopen Thursday after bus issues cancel class

Superintendent Peter Dart cited issues with the bus company on Tuesday that led to canceling Wednesday's classes.

MANSFIELD, Conn. — The Mansfield Public Schools system will have classes for students in Pre-K to 8th grade Thursday after classes were canceled Wednesday due to issues with buses.

Superintendent Peter Dart cited issues with the bus company on Tuesday that led to canceling Wednesday's classes. Tuesday was the first day of the school year for the district.

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"The issues we saw [Tuesday] and have experienced in the past few weeks have affected both the middle and elementary runs," said Dart.

School officials used the day to work with the bus company to resolve the issues that happened Tuesday.

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"We had opportunities to review our dismissal procedures for the bus and parent pick up and identify ways we can further support our students during PM dismissal," Mansfield Middle School Principal Larry Barlow said Wednesday evening. "Our staff’s priority is to make sure that we all consistently do our part to support the needs of all our MMS students and families."

The district is served by the M&J Bus Inc. FOX61 has reached out to the bus vendor for comment, but has not yet heard back.

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An update will be provided with bus information on Mansfield's official webpage.

Jareliz Diaz is a digital content producer at FOX61 News. She can be reached at jdiaz@fox61.com

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