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School bus drivers ill from vaccine halt River Valley schools

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- A number of school bus drivers becoming ill after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine has led to the cancellation of school in the River Valley School District Thursday.

Lamers Bus Regional Manager Paul Mennen said there were not enough substitute bus drivers to fill shifts after approximately a half dozen drivers took sick days Thursday after receiving the vaccine Wednesday.

Mennen said the drivers received the vaccine as part of a vaccination effort involving drivers and employees from several school districts in Baraboo Wednesday.

Mennen said Lamers provides twenty-three drivers for River Valley School routes on school days.

Mennen said he anticipates no problems resuming service Friday for the River Valley School District.


SPRING GREEN (WKOW) -- River Valley School District announced Wednesday evening that school will be canceled Thursday because Lamers is unable to provide transportation to students.

The district said staff will be available all day in their classroom for any help or questions from students or parents through phone call or email.

High school sports contact days will go on as scheduled. Middle School volleyball is canceled for Thursday.

Matthew Cash

Senior Executive Producer

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Tony Galli

Reporter, WKOW

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