Boston Public Schools tell parents to plan alternate transportation Tuesday

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BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- After hundreds of students were stranded at the bus stop Monday morning, Boston Public Schools officials are telling parents to prepare "alternate arrangements" for transportation Tuesday morning and afternoon.

Thirteen of the 120 scheduled school bus routes did not run Monday morning, according to the Boston Globe.

The interim superintendent of schools, John McDonough, said the union assured school administrators that they would have enough workers to cover all routes.

“We expected a lot of them to show up this morning, but unfortunately not enough of them showed up,” Dumond Louis,  the bus drivers' union president told the Globe.

By Monday afternoon, all routes were covered. Tuesday, however, the schools need 175 buses to cover all routes, an increase from Monday, as 32 schools will be open Tuesday. As of 7 p.m. Monday night, just 110 drivers agreed to work Tuesday, McDonough said.

The MBTA will be free to students on Tuesday.

"This ongoing uncertainty is unacceptable to us and is unacceptable to our students and families, who count on having a reliable ride to school," McDonough said in a statement.

Families are encouraged to check the status of their school bus online at http://schoolbus.bostonpublicschools.org or by calling the Boston Public Schools' Transportation Hotline at (617) 635-9520.