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School bus updates and more details on the start time change

July 7, 2020 04:21:11 PM
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In late June, I promised to follow up on the School Start Time change adopted by the school committees for fall 2021. The decision hinged on a big change for bus transportation. That ties in to a new contract with the bus company, also approved by the committees the same night.

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K-12 families must complete Transportation form(s) (even for kids who don’t take the bus)

May 14, 2020 04:40:08 PM
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Whether or not their kids take the bus, parents need to submit a Transportation Services form for each child who will be attending a Northborough or Southborough K-12 public school in the fall.

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School meeting notes: Remote learning, Financial decisions, Start Time proposal, Solar project and more

May 5, 2020 05:13:44 PM
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Last week, the district’s combined school committees met for over 3½ hours. Here are the highlights.

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Combined School Committees on hourly workers, bus contract, and Start School Later – Wed night

April 28, 2020 10:17:39 AM
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The combined committees are meeting for the first time since the announcement that buildings would remain closed this year.

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School Bus news: Nurses using them to deliver lunches and tech devices; contract fees being renegotiated

April 6, 2020 09:40:41 AM
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These days, the only passengers have been Northborough and Southborough school nurses. The staff has been able to use the available buses to deliver lunches to students. Still, the district is working to renegotiate the contract given the long school closure.

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School district working groups: Seeking volunteers to advise on Transportation and study K-12 Music; update on Start Times

September 25, 2019 10:26:43 AM
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Last night, parents in the Northborough-Southborough School district received a September newsletter from the Superintendent. The message included news on working groups to study/advise on important issues. 

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Newly revised school bus routes to be followed tomorrow morning

September 16, 2019 05:40:26 PM
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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.

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School Bus Update: Revised routes finally to be posted next week

September 10, 2019 12:47:37 PM
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I never posted the latest updates on the School Bus situation. (This shouldn’t be new information for parents with kids in the public schools. This is just to get up to speed the other readers who have been following the situation.)

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Bus Update: Transportation nightmares, a school apology, and next steps

August 28, 2019 06:41:51 PM
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This morning, was a rocky start to the school year for many students waiting endlessly for a bus. This afternoon was apparently even worse. Some students were shifted to other buses. With buses somehow over capacity, kids were sitting on buses that couldn’t leave the school. Parents were complaining about kids apparently stranded and/or missing with late/insufficient communications.

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Bus update: Routes updated (really); Access the correct version here

August 27, 2019 05:55:33 PM
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Earlier today, Superintendent Greg Martineau promised parents that he would be posting updated bus routes by 2:00 pm today. It appears that they kept that promise. But if your device is like mine, you might have been angered by the impression that  flagrant errors hadn’t been fixed.

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School Bus Update: Routes posted; act on issues now before routes are frozen; GPS app to be piloted

August 20, 2019 11:17:37 AM
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As promised, yesterday afternoon the Northborough-Southborough school system posted the routes for the new school year.

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School Bus Update: Improved process, routes to be published August 19th

August 2, 2019 10:55:35 AM
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The district is hoping kids can hop on the bus the first day of school without any problems. To that end, they have taken back the reigns on designing routes, but will also engage drivers in the process.

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School news: Tuition-free Kindergarten is official, Superintendent transition, school bus update, and district petitions

June 17, 2019 04:00:03 PM
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On the last day of public school, I planned to share some of the media coverage on the outgoing and moving up superintendents. In working on it, I came across more news on the school district worth sharing.

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New Bus Routes posted (along with explanation of situation)

September 10, 2018 07:35:42 PM

The administration posted new bus routes and a communication explaining the situation.

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