Bus Route Changes
Due to the ongoing bus driver shortage, imminent in our case, our transportation department is working on moving to 7 bus routes from our current 8 routes. This change will take place starting Monday, April 30th.
We ask for your patience as we make this transition, as this will impact morning and afternoon route times, and in some cases which bus your student will ride.
As we make adjustments to routes, we would ask for parent assistance with a few items:
Routes 1, 7, & 8 will remain very similar to their current state.
Route 2 will be earlier at most every stop by 5-10 minutes.
Route 6 will no longer exist.
Routes 3, 4, & 5 will be absorbing students from all routes...these buses will experience changes in route times.
A letter will come home from the Transportation Department tomorrow or Friday detailing expected changes for your child.
If you decide to transport your child in lieu of busing, please inform the transportation department at 989.386.9569. This will help us accurately plan and alter routes as quickly as possible for all riders.
Finally, we have been, and continue to recruit and train new drivers & substitute drivers as they apply...if you know of anyone who may be interested, please have them reach out to Director of Operations Owen Malson, 989.386.9569.
Thanks for all you do in support of Clare Schools and our kids.
Update: Refunds for current and former employees have been processed. The district mailed checks for former employees on March 30, 2018. ORS FAQs
The Supreme Court has ruled that PA 75 of 2010, which was in effect from July 2010 until September 2012 and mandated that members contribute 3% of their compensation to the Retiree Healthcare Fund, is unconstitutional and that member contributions (which are currently being held in escrow) shall be refunded to members. ORS is working to implement the Supreme Court’s decision and return contributions to the school districts where the contributions were withheld. These refunds will be issued to members through the school districts. Additional information will be provided to members and school districts regarding the timing and amounts of forthcoming refunds as soon as it becomes available.
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