Secretary-Treasurer Doug Boyd presented his report to the rest of the school board Monday night, but spoke in detail about an issue not on the agenda:
Only 2/3 of the students who registered to ride the bus for the 2014-2015 school year have renewed that registration for this upcoming year of school.
Now, the school board is urging anyone who needs to register their child and hasn’t to do so as soon as possible.
“If a child is on the side of the road, we won’t turn them away,” Boyd said. “We will transport them … we will try to notify those parents that they need to find alternative means of transportation – Because if they are not registered, our liability will not cover them riding on the bus.”
For a student to ride the bus to and from school each day, it costs $100 from September to June.
The school board accepted registrations in early July, and opened that window up again on the 24th of August.
The bus routes are designed with those that register in mind, so stops are close to their house. The transportation department of the school district is in charge of designing these routes, and has been told to hold off until the first week of school is done.
Once the routes are designed, they remain that way for the school year.