Many students without transportation
District leaders were notified late this week that our transportation vendor has been unable to find drivers for many bus routes. This means that a number of Stillwater Area Public School students, as well as a number of charter and non-public school students, will be without transportation starting on Tuesday, Sept. 7.
Impacted families will be notified directly by email and phone to provide them as much time as possible to try to secure alternative transportation.
This also means substitute drivers are unavailable, which could potentially impact other bus routes. This could result in delays in busing or additional route cancelations.
We recognize how important it is to have safe and reliable transportation for our students, and we will continue to do all we can to resolve these issues in a timely fashion. We’ll also work to communicate with families with as much notice as possible when a bus will be delayed or transportation will not be available.
If you have specific questions, please contact our transportation department at 651-351-8377 or email email@example.com. They are receiving many calls and emails at this time, so please be patient if you don’t get through right away.
You can help, too
Please let us know if you are able to commit to providing alternative transportation for the entirety of the first semester (through January 21, 2021) by completing the Decline Transportation form. This would allow us to re-route our buses and improve efficiency to better serve students who do not have other ways to get to school.
In Other News
School bus routes will be changing for many students, and some school start and end times will be adjusted, as we continue to work to develop a long-term solution to ongoing transportation challenges.
The board wants your input as it considers changes to open forums and seeks new ideas for engagement.
Stay up-to-date on the daily status of buses, report a late bus or submit busing concerns.
The district has two questions on this fall's ballot - one to replace an expiring levy and another to fund technology for kids and classrooms.
Supply chain issues are leading to some favorite meals not being available and numerous menu substitutions in our cafeterias.
Families must review the District Handbook and sign the Handbook acknowledgement form in PowerSchool.
District leaders are working to resolve ongoing transportation challenges by rerouting buses to focus available drivers, creating neighborhood hubs and exploring an adjustment of school start and end times to provide time for some buses to run double routes.
An additional 7 drivers are available to cover routes starting Sept. 7, while schools extend hours to support families without busing.