UPDATE: In-person learning resumes in Oswego School District 308 as most bus drivers, monitors return

In-person learning returned to Oswego School District 308 Wednesday, Sept. 22, as enough bus drivers and monitors were available to drive routes to the district’s schools, a district spokesman has confirmed.

Due to the absence of 33 bus drivers and 15 monitors Sept. 21, all grades and programs in OSD 308 - except for elementary schools - were placed into remote learning for the day or had their school day canceled.

Director of Communications and Public Relations Theresa Komitas confirmed that while a “handful” drivers were absent Wednesday, enough drivers were available to service the district’s routes.

The district has not provided an explanation as to the reason or reasons behind the Sept. 21 absences. Oswego Transportation Association leadership has not returned requests for comment from the Oswego Ledger.

OSD 308 is the seventh largest school district in Illinois with an enrollment of more than 17,000 students that reside in Oswego and portions of Aurora, Montgomery, Plainfield, Joliet and Yorkville, according to information posted on the district’s website.

The district’s bus drivers log 2.2 million miles annually while driving students to school and to extracurricular activities, according to the district’s website.