Newly revised school bus routes to be followed tomorrow morning

by beth on September 16, 2019

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This morning, new school bus routes were posted for Southborough K-8. The routes will be followed starting, Students were also issued letters informing them of changes.

You can open the revised routes here.

It appears that while the new routes replace the previous K-12 listing, no new listing is posted for Southborough students of Algonquin. (If you are looking for a reminder on those high school routes, you can find the most recently published version here, just be sure to ignore the information on the lower schools.)

Yesterday, the district superintendent issued an update to parents via email:

I have an important transportation update for Southborough families. We have revised many of the Southborough 2019-2020 school bus transportation routes to ensure that they are logically designed and are safe. This work included:

Revisiting the June 2019 bus routes and using them as a baseline;

Reviewing of routes by administrative assistants, principals, and North Reading Transportation (NRT);

Reviewing each student’s AM and PM bus assignment, and;

Cross-referencing Transportation Communication Form submissions for any safety concerns that were not addressed with the previously posted bus routes.

All revised routes have been synced with the routing software and we have worked with NRT to ensure that bus drivers are prepared to drive the revised routes on the morning of Tuesday, September 17, 2019. Our communication plan is as follows:

September 16, 2019: Revised routes will be posted to the Transportation webpage at 10:00 AM
September 16, 2019: Each student will receive a hard-copy letter indicating his/her bus number and stop location
September 17, 2019: Tuesday morning new routes will be implemented by NRT

If you have safety concerns after Tuesday’s implementation of the revised routes, please contact your child’s building principal who will then communicate with the Transportation Department. I appreciate your patience as we work to correct the transportation routes.

Link to District Transportation Webpage

Respectfully,

Gregory L. Martineau
Superintendent of Schools

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