Miamitown Elementary School News

Updated Bus Route Information

Posted on: August 16, 2019
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We are very excited to get started with the new school year!  There have been HUNDREDS of adjustments to the routes, stops, and times since our mailing in early August due to all of the new students entering our district and requested transportation changes from our existing students.  Thank you for your patience as we processed all of these adjustments! 


With that in mind, virtually every bus route has experienced changes that may impact your child's pick up and/or drop-off time.  Please take a just a few seconds to FOLLOW THIS LINK and check the new times for your child's assigned bus stop.  This verification of route times will hopefully help you avoid any extended wait times due to the route changes that have taken place the past two weeks.  We are also working on adding an InfoFinder link to our website that should be up and running shortly after the school year starts and will provide this information for students both the rest of the upcoming year and as we head into 2020-21.


The beginning of the year is a hectic time for transportation as we continue to add students and tweak routes based on the number of students riding each day.  Bus drivers take some extra time these first few days to learn their routes, their students' names, review rules, explain the "place of safety" where students should wait when they arrive/pull away for each stop, and make sure students know how to cross the street properly.  Your patience and flexibility during the first week or two of school as we accomplish all of these things with our riders is greatly appreciated.  While this may delay our arrival to your assigned stop by a few minutes some days, the safety of your children is our top priority as we set routines at the start of this school year.  We will get much more consistent in hitting the targeted bus stop times as we move further into the year and students need less and less direction from our drivers.


If you have any questions, please call the Transportation department at 513-367-4139.