UPDATED: STA Bus Depot Closed, Drivers Furloughed, Greenwich Schools Find Alternate to Deliver Lunches

Every morning, school buses transport numerous sleep-deprived students in the Greenwich community to school. Credit: Leslie Yager.

Update Wednesday, April 8: Greenwich Schools Superintendent Dr. Jones described a statement made by STA’s public relations representative Lynette Viviani as inaccurate. Viviani said in an email to GFP on Tuesday that Greenwich Schools informed STA they did not need their services until school resumes.

Jones said Greenwich Schools did not make this statement to STA, and that the district was utilizing STA’s services to deliver lunches, and was surprised when STA halted service on Friday. Jones said that should STA resume service tomorrow, the district would be happy to pay for those services again. 

Original Story, Tuesday April 7: Greenwich Schools announced they learned late on Friday that the district’s bus company, Student Transportation of America, would be closing their bus depot on Monday.

In an email to district families, Dr. Toni Jones said that as of Monday, a different bus will be delivering lunches.

“We have worked through the weekend to find a good solution going forward,” she wrote, adding that lunch will be delivered by Greenwich Schools staff, in a Norwalk Transit SUV Vehicle.

“We have partnered with our regional center of Cooperative Educational Services (C.E.S.) who are providing the drivers for Greenwich Schools,” she wrote. “Families will still see all of our GPS friendly faces.”

Also, the TAG vehicles that have been helping with breakfast, will drop off breakfast all five days this week at the same locations and at the same times.

Reached by email Lynette Viviani who handles public relations for STA said on Tuesday, “The terminal is closed for now and the employees have been placed on furlough.”

Viviani also said, “the Greenwich School District informed us that they do not need our services until school resumes.”