Traffic, weather and other conditions beyond our control can cause the bus to run late. As such, we incorporate a ten-minute window to allow for such circumstances. In the event of a bus running considerably late, every effort is may by the Transportation department to notify you. A School Messenger will be sent to the families notifying them of the late bus. Depending on how you have your phone number set up with the Technology department, you may receive a text message, an email message a phone call, or all three. This is the same messaging system used for notification of snow days. These messages can take up to 5 minutes to compose and transmit. Bus drivers are asked to notify the Transportation center as soon as they know they will be ten minutes or more behind. This will apply to both morning and afternoon transportation.
During the first couple weeks of school, we ask that you be especially patient. Drivers are getting used to their routes and often, especially the first couple days of school they field many questions from parents at the various bus stops. This will also cause a delay in those stops further down the line.