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
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.
Families who can carpool to school are encouraged to do so in light of anticipated busing delays caused by driver shortage.
Masks will be required for all people in the school setting (preK through grade 8) as we start the new school year.
We are facing a significant bus driver shortage this fall, which will likely result in busing delays. Route info coming Aug. 18.
Voters will be asked to consider two ballot questions this fall - one to replace the expiring levy and a second to help fund technology for kids and classrooms.
The school board is expected to vote on a masking requirement for preK through grade 8 during the August 26 board meeting (note date change).
All students in the district will eat FREE for the entire school year. Families still encouraged to fill out a free and reduced application. It's more than a free lunch!