Jul 31, 2012

Greenville Schools Bus Garage gives info


GREENVILLE – Beth Cain, Transportation Supervisor, for Greenville City Schools, reminds the Greenville City Schools Bus Garage is hard at work preparing for the upcoming school year. Buses have been inspected and students are currently being assigned to bus stops.

If a currently enrolled student has moved over the summer months, the parent or guardian will need to contact the Bus Garage to give the change of address. If a student did not ride a bus during last school year and the parent wants their child to ride the coming year, the parent will need to call the Bus Garage as soon as possible, 548-4464. The cutoff for all changes is Aug. 14, 6 p.m. 

If a child needs to ride to and/or from anywhere other than their home bus stop, such as a childcare provider or another parent’s home, the parent will need to fill out an alternate transportation form in order for the child to be picked up and/or dropped off at the alternate location. A new form must be completed each year. They are currently taking forms and they must be turned in to the Bus Garage by the cutoff date.

Multiple stops for the same student will not be accepted. Students shall be assigned to one bus in the morning on a daily basis from week to week and one bus in the afternoon on a daily basis from week to week, however, the morning and afternoon buses may be different if an alternate form is completed by the parent. Unfortunately, they cannot accept schedules that vary from day to day or week to week.

Once school has begun, they will be accepting change of address and new alternate forms on Sept. 4, 7 a.m. It could take up to 72 hours for a change to take place. This is because a new stop could cause the need to re-route the bus in turn causing a change in pick-up time for the current students. In this instance, they would need time to inform students and parents of a time change.

It takes a week to route the buses, once they are done taking changes and forms so bus routes will not be finalized until Aug. 20.  If you need busing information, please wait until that date to call. Postcards will be mailed on Aug. 21 to parents of incoming kindergarten students who were enrolled by Aug. 14.    

The Bus Garage is currently open and accepting changes and forms daily, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Please use the front entrance. They are located at: 511 Markwith Ave., which is near the boy’s baseball diamonds. You may obtain alternate forms in the office or by going to the school’s website: www.greenville.k12.oh.us. The downloadable form on the website can be found by selecting district, then transportation.

Once school begins, the office will be open from 6 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

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