A group marched downtown Thursday to remember victims of the Woodmore bus crash and to protest the recent approval of a new contract withDurham School Services, the company that employed the driver of the vehicle.

They chanted“Bus 366” and “Our kids’ lives matter,” and held signs with victims’ names and faces on them.

Although the Hamilton County School Board recently approved a new Durham contract, officials are also trying to work with other companies, board member Tiffanie Robinson said.


That means Durham will have fewer routes, she said.

“Starting immediately, Durham will have 20lessroutes than theprevious school year,” she said via text.

It’s been just more than six months since the fatal Woodmore Elementary School bus crash killed sixchildren and sent more than 20 to the hospital Nov. 21.

JohnthonyWalker, the driver, has been charged with multiple counts ofvehicular homicide,reckless endangerment and reckless driving for crashing the bus, which was carrying 37 students.

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