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Newport School District Looks for New School Bus Director

The Newport School District has reopened their search for a director for the Newport School Buses. SAU#43 Superintendent Cindy Gallagher said on Tuesday that Chad Howe resigned on Monday. Howe was hired in early March to replace veteran driver and bus manager Dianne Callum.

WNTK radio reports Howe received criticism in public meetings from bus drivers for not having his CDL license or bus driving experience. Howe was absent from last week’s school bus drivers public hearing where drivers expressed concerns about communications, respect, and paying tribute to Callum.

At the bus drivers meeting on Monday, Arnold Howard was named interim bus director with his term ending at the end of the school year.

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