BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Source: Palm Beach County School District) — School bus schedules and routes have been posted in preparation for the first day of school on August 15.
This year, there is no need to pre-register for scheduled bus routes. Transportation and school administration can use GPS to track school buses in route to check stops made, delays and bus speed.
“While we make every effort possible to be on time, starting from the first day of school, we expect there will be some delays in the first couple of weeks of school,” said Dr. Donald Fennoy, the District’s Chief Operating Officer.
To find your child’s bus stop location by address and school, frequently asked questions about transportation, safety tips and other useful information, visit PalmBeachSchools.org. Schedules can also be obtained by calling the Transportation Call Center.
Parents should check their child’s routes and times before the first day of school, as they may have changed from previous school years.
The Transportation Call Center will be open Wednesday, August 10 through Friday, August 12 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 561-242-6565 or 561-357-1110.
The Transportation Call Center will be open Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 561-242-6565 or 561-357-1110.
Starting August 15, the Transportation Call Center is open Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., at 561-242-6565 or 561-357-1110. All calls are logged, and messages left will be returned within 24 hours. The call center can answer questions in English, Spanish and Kreyol.
Parents should practice walking their child to and from the bus stop before the first day of school and are encouraged to have their children ride the school bus the first week of school.
“We understand that parents want to share the first days of school with their children. However, students should be given the opportunity to ride the bus during the first week of school so that they can learn how to find their classrooms when they arrive and board their bus at dismissal,” Fennoy said. “We need to get a real sense of how many students are riding the bus and take the bus through the routes a few times to get the best sense of a normal day. Then we make adjustments if they are needed.”