The statewide shortage of bus drivers has led to ongoing delays in our district bus transportation services. While we have increased our bus driver recruitment efforts and changed bus route start times, we feel that additional operational changes are necessary to prevent continued loss of instructional time for our middle school and high school students at the start of the school day.
Effective Monday, September 12th, start times at the middle school and high school will be modified (start time for elementary schools will not change). There are no plans to make any changes to bus pick-up times.
The updated start time change is simply returning to the successful bell schedule utilized during the 2021-2022 school year:
Elementary School (no change to schedule): 7:15 a.m. to 2:05 p.m.
Middle School (start time is changing): 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
High School, Givhans and Rollings Middle School of the Arts (start time is changing): 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
As we work to improve operations in transportation, we thank you for your support and flexibility. We understand the challenges this places on our families, and we are working diligently to improve. If you have questions or concerns about bus transportation, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, in addition to calling us at 843-873-6196.