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District taking steps to address transportation concerns

On Thursday Sept. 8, the Central Valley transportation department worked to lessen the delays at Fisher and Barringer Road created on the first day of school when cars blocked roads through the schools and staff and students took extra time boarding buses.

Although officials expect today to be significantly better, they ask that parents anticipate delays of up to 30 minutes. Please contact the transportation department at 866-2140 if your child is more than 30 minutes later than expected.

School administrators and the transportation department met in the morning to work on solutions. Although official expect Thursday’s dismissal to be significantly better, they still anticipate delays. These delays may be up to 30 minutes from the anticipated drop off time.

Please contact the transportation department at 866-2140 if your child is more than 30 minutes late.

Parents can help minimize mistakes and confusion by taking the following steps:

  • Reviewing young children’s transportation badges and notifying the transportation department of any errors.
  • Double-check the transportation letters mailed in August to each family and make certain students understand which buses they ride (bus routes and numbers have changed since last year.
  • Notify the school in advance of any transportation changes, such as a change in after school care.