About 900 Rockford Public Schools workers, including bus drivers, food sevice employees, and paraprofessionals begin a three-day strike Wednesday.
During that time, schools will remain open. However, there will be no buses to take students to school. The only students with bus service are those transported by Sunrise, a contractor unaffiliated with AFSCME Local 31, which is organizing the strike.
Meal service will proceed as normal, but entries will not come from the published menu. Finally, paraprofessional work will be carried out by other trained staff. This will include an emphasis on those with special needs.