Busing challenges continue, but hopeful for better service ahead
New transportation vendor taking over this summer
On April 28 our school board approved a transportation contract with a new vendor, Schmitty & Sons Transportation. The contract takes effect July 1, 2022 and the new vendor will provide busing to district students starting this summer for special programming and for all routes in the fall. Schmitty & Sons has a tremendous reputation for providing safe and reliable transportation and outstanding customer service. They are committed to hiring existing drivers from our community and bringing on even more drivers to be a part of their employee-owned company. We are very excited to bring them on board and are confident families will see significant improvements to bus service for the coming year.
Expect more delays as we wrap up this year
Unfortunately, we’ve been notified by the current vendor that they’re down a few drivers. Because of this, some routes may be canceled and others may be combined in order to transport as many students as possible. We are working with the vendor to notify impacted families of canceled or delayed routes as soon as possible to provide time for them to secure alternative transportation. We encourage you to follow us on Twitter @SchoolBus834 for the most up-to-date busing information.
In Other News
As the district looks to improve for the future, the school board is considering a change to the high school schedule.
The Class of 2023 will be graduating on Saturday, June 10.
He is one of 8 high school principals from across the state to be recognized with this honor.
In accordance, Stillwater Area Public Schools will not hold any summer classes, activities, or Community Education programs on Monday, June 19.
The seniors were presented with a special eagle feather or a medicine bag to recognize their educational achievements.
The Facilities Planning Team is recommending the school board hold a bond referendum this fall to replace two elementary schools, add on to Oak-Land Middle and make security improvements across the district.
After many years of learning within kid-sized classrooms and using kid-sized facilities, young adults in the district’s Bridge Transition 18 to 21-year-old program have their own space within the Oak Park Building.
If your student needs bus service to the high school next year you must register for transportation