• Brownsburg Schools examine the future of shuttling

    November 11, 2011 No comments

    For two compelling reasons, Brownsburg Community School Corporation ( BCSC) is looking closely at changes to the current bus shuttling procedure. First, over the course of the school year, BCSC has determined that students who are shuttled in the morning and afternoon from one building to another lose the equivalent of 11 instructional days. In addition, conservative financial estimates put the cost of shuttling at nearly $100,000 per year. Both are costs BCSC cannot afford. 

    Community meetings to hear more about the proposed adjustments to the shuttling process will begin next week. Those meetings are:

    – November 15 at 7:00 p.m. at Brown Elementary School

    – November 17 at 7:00 p.m. at Cardinal Elementary School

    – November 21 at 7:00 p.m. at Reagan Elementary School 

    In an effort to eliminate as much shuttling as possible, it is likely to be recommended that students return to their home schools unless parents provide transportation. In addition, BCSC is working with local daycare providers to find solutions to safely and effectively transport students to school. There are also a number of other programmatic issues to address including special education programming and ENL (English as a New Language) programming, among others. 

    Superintendent Jim Snapp said, “This is an important issue that has the potential to impact nearly 400 students in various ways. There is never a good time to tackle these challenging and complex issues; however the costs—both in time and in dollars, are too great to continue this practice as it currently operates.” 

    Parents who have the potential to be impacted by these recommendations, are encouraged to attend one of the community meetings.

     

    For more information contact:

    Donna Petraits

    Communications Coordinator

    Brownsburg Community School Corp.

    317.852.5726

    President, Indiana School Public Relations Assoc.

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