Monday, November 6, 2017

After School Activities Bus Service to be Discontinued at End of the Fall Season



The activities bus service will end on November 16, 2017, at the end of the fall season. The rationale for this recommendation is that this service is not self-funding. Administration and the School Board identified “self-funding” as critical to being able to provide this service when considering its launch at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year.

Background
  • The activities bus service began in the 2014-2015 school year as a pilot service. The plan was to have a fee-for-service system that would be self-funding. The service has continued to be provided.
  • Generally, two buses and possibly a van have provided the service so that bus runs would not be unacceptably long.
  • Bus departure time from the middle school and high school was designed such that it would be convenient for as many students as possible based on club and athletic schedules.
  • Administration planned to monitor the service in regard to ridership, fees, and overall costs.
  • The service is running at a deficit, despite best efforts to promote the service and streamline the costs.
Click here to listen in on the Board discussion and to review the Decision Brief document in BoardDocs

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