Important Information about School Bus Service

Important Information about School Bus Service

August 20, 2018 - Busing information for all students will be available on Wednesday, August 22, using the “MyBustab on our website. The student’s ID number and birthdate will be needed to access the system. Busing information was mailed home to all incoming kindergartners and first graders only this year.

As many of you are aware, we have been hit hard by the national shortage of school bus drivers for the coming year. Because of this, we wanted to make you aware of the potential impact you may see at your schools:

    • Some afternoon buses may arrive after dismissal time, especially at secondary schools.
    • Buses may arrive late to athletic contests and other events.
    • With Transportation support staff (Routers, Mechanics, Dispatcher, Office Staff) out driving, there will be delays in the routing of students. This will be most noticeable for students with special needs and students going to daycares or other alternate addresses after school.
    • Trip transportation requests may be denied due to a lack of available drivers.

  • Please note that no exceptions will be made for trips submitted less than 30 days in advance.

    • No field trips, academic or athletic trips will be scheduled during morning and afternoon route times
      • No trips before 9 a.m. on M,T,Th,F and 9:30 a.m. on W with a return to school no later than 1:45 p.m. M,T,Th,F and 1:15 p.m. on W.
      • No departures before 5:00 p.m. M-F.
    • No additional afterschool activity program (K-12) buses beyond the current allocation of one bus per elementary school (two at McKinney and Lincoln Street) and two or three per secondary school.
    • Any overnight and/or extended hour trips (requiring a relief driver) can be arranged with an approved motor coach carrier; these trips can include a District box truck and driver, if needed.
      • Schools will be limited to one District box truck and driver for all other trips.

  • Due to the senior College and Career visits and the high school Cross Country District meet, we are not accepting any additional trips for Wednesday, October 24.

    • We will alert you to any other blackout dates as soon as possible.

Thank you very much for your patience, understanding, and adherence to these guidelines as we work to mitigate the effects of our bus driver shortage. If you know anyone who is interested in becoming a driver, please encourage them to apply today!