New bus plan to shorten children’s walks to school this fall
(Plain Press, September 2012) Parents who have worried about the distance their children have to walk to catch transportation to school will be happy with the bus routing system the Cleveland Metropolitan School District has in place for the 2012-13 school year.
Under the new routing plan, children who attend elementary schools will have no walks longer than a mile. For high school students, their walks to school will be no longer than a mile and a half.
When he was hired last summer to lead the District, CEO Eric Gordon had vowed to improve transportation. The plan Gordon unveiled at a school board meeting before the end of the last school year achieves that objective. The plan will also improve attendance, reduce tardiness and save the school system more than $500,000.
As part of the routing plan, the District will stagger start times, and use circulator and shuttle buses to get students to school on time.
For more information about transportation, call 216.441.8232. For information about RTA routes and schedules, call 216.566.5100.