Transportation Questions

Hello everyone, we received a few calls about bus schedules and just wanted to clarify and provide answers to some FAQs.

From the transportation department:

Students will not receive a “new” transportation schedule unless their bus assignment has changed. This has been our practice for many years.

Transportation schedules have been mailed out to all students that are -new students to the school system (including new kindergarteners, 6th graders and newcomers) -students with bus route changes -students that have moved

Guidance counselors continue to submit new student information and we are assigning students to buses as they come in. Parents are being called at this late date with bus assignment information.

Goochland High/Goochland Middle Schools time changes: Buses will continue to arrive at the same time as last year. Students will not be released from buses until 8:00 a.m. per principals.

Last year our secondary buses did not leave the school grounds until 3:22 to 3:27 p.m. each day, so we did not feel that a time change on either end was warranted.

Of course, we will be tweaking our times during the first 10 days of school. Parents will be notified if their child’s schedule will need to be changed for any reason.

Some parents may choose to transport their child this year but until we hear from the parents that bus transportation is not needed, the student’s name will remain on the bus rosters.

For safety reasons, parents of students in grades K-3 are asked to be at his/her child’s bus stop 5 minutes prior to their scheduled pick up and discharge times.

We are receiving calls each day from parents that have forgotten their child’s bus assignment or their child did not ride the bus last year and now they need transportation this school year. It is our goal to help parents and students get back on the bus! Our staff strives to assure parents and students that we are happy to answer any of their transportation questions.

If we can be of further help, please let us know.

Everyone is excited to get the students back in school including the bus drivers. We are looking forward to a great school year! If you have any questions, please call our transportation department at 556-5361.

Thank you for your continued support!

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