Expect some busing challenges this fall
Like districts across the country, we are facing a significant bus driver shortage. This means we have fewer drivers available to cover our bus routes. We also expect some delays in getting students to and from school, especially in the first few weeks of the school year.
We know how important it is to have safe and reliable transportation for our students, and we will continue to work with our vendor to recruit drivers and find efficiencies in scheduling routes.
You can help!
If you are able to transport your child to school or arrange a carpool, especially during the first few weeks of school, this would help increase our efficiency.
Know anyone who might be interested in driving a bus?
Metropolitan Transportation Network (MTN) is now hiring school bus drivers. Apply at metrotn.com/apply.
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.