BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Palm Beach Schools Superintendent Robert Avossa is off to a not so great start, as school bus problems are creating massive delays for what’s estimated as being tens of thousands of students.
Tonight, Avossa emailed the following letter to parents:
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Dear Families and Students,
Thank you for a positive start of the school year. We appreciate your support of each of our schools.
As your new Superintendent, I want to extend an apology for the difficulties we have experienced with transporting our students. It is not uncommon to have some complications at the beginning of the school year, but the level of problems we have had with transportation is unacceptable.
In our efforts to implement the new routing system prior to the start of the new school year, we were left with minimal time for testing and training. In addition, we are experiencing a shortage of the number of bus drivers needed to cover all of our routes within the time frame that is required.
In the short term, I have pulled together a group of administrators to work directly with our transportation team to resolve these issues, as quickly as possible. We have doubled the number of phone lines in the Transportation Call Center. By early next week, we will be adding 10 new drivers and another group is currently undergoing the training process.
I assure you that we will resolve these issues and build the transportation operation that our students deserve.
Please follow me on Twitter at @Supt_Avossa, and follow the District on Facebook and Twitter @PBCSD.
Dr. Robert Avossa