Proposal for Two-Tier Transportation System Moving Forward

On Tuesday evening at the Regular School Board Meeting, the School Board will review recommendations for adopting a Two-Tier Transportation System for the 2021-2022 school year. Anyone who wishes to address the Board on this topic at the board meeting may sign up to do so via email at board-comments@isd477.org or eric.strandberg@isd477.org.

We will continue our discussion of a two-tier system and staggered start times at each school for next school year. As reported in The Tiger Times last month, the two-tier system was supported by 63% of parents who responded to our survey. The decision is being driven in part by a state shortage of bus drivers, in addition to positive experiences this school year with fewer discipline incidents and the ability to eliminate the hub-and-transfer system. 

The primary and intermediate schools would start on the first tier and the middle and high school would be in the second tier, with start times as follows:

PRIMARY/INTERMEDIATE: Start school 7:45 AM & Dismiss at 2:00 PM
MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL: Start school 8:45 AM & Dismiss at 3:15 PM

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