New bus routing for NJES, WJES, GSES and WJMS

David Farmer, Director of Transportation

David Farmer, Director of Transportation

After LOTS of conversation and planning, we are adding a significant number of bus routes and reconfiguring others for West Jackson Middle School, West Jackson Elementary School, Gum Springs Elementary School and North Jackson Elementary School.

These changes are intended to reduce the time children spend on buses and balance bus loads.

New routes will begin Tuesday morning, Aug. 29. Elementary students should be AT their bus stops at 6:15 a.m. and WJMS students should be AT their bus stops at 7:10 a.m. that day and for the first several days.

Some things to keep in mind:

  • The times for each stop will be more closely determined as the routes settle down, and the bus driver will be the most accurate source of information.
  • Stops will be dropped for those students who do not ride the bus for any three days in a row. To reinstate a stop, parents need to call their children’s school(s).
  • More detailed information is being sent home with students, and calls and emails will be sent with the contact information we have in Infinite Campus (please check to be sure your information is up to date).
  • If you have questions or concerns, please CONTACT YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL.

Thank you for your patience and persistence as we have worked through the increases in enrollment and ridership. We are on the way to a better experience for our students and families, our schools and our drivers!