As part of its strategic plan, the Board of Education has undertaken a review of its transportation policy. In response, Grittner & Associates conducted a transportation review in February 2019 to assess the current policy and advise on sustainability and optimization strategies.
The first recommendation from Grittner & Associates was to pre-register students for transportation. In the 2019-2020 school year, the District implemented an online registration system and bus pass program. The other two recommendations included:
- Reducing walk limits to 2.5 km for grades K-5 and 3.2 km for grades 6-12.
- Charging a fee for courtesy riders.
To collect feedback on these recommendations, the Board of Education conducted a public survey in November 2019 and held three public consultation meetings in January 2020.
After reviewing all of the submitted feedback, the Board voted to implement the suggested changes made by Grittner & Associates. In the June 2020 Board Meeting, it was decided that these adjustments would be delayed until the Long-Range Facilities Plan is complete.