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School bus pickups to shift 10 minutes earlier – Wednesday morning

September 7, 2021 02:04:37 PM
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Over the long weekend, the Northborough-Southborough Public Schools announced that bus pick ups will begin earlier tomorrow morning.

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Transportation Update: Check your emails for bus schedules

August 11, 2021 04:39:34 PM
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The district is communicating directly with parents about their students’ bus schedules.

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NSBORO Roundup: Masks not required outdoors; Studying the Holocaust; Start Time Reminder; and No to School Choice

June 2, 2021 09:45:04 AM
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I’m rounding up some of the school related news I missed sharing recently. Some stories are from the media and others from school announcements.

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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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Combined school committees support start time changes for 2021-22

June 25, 2020 09:48:49 AM
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Last night, the school committees for Northborough-Southborough Public Schools supported a modified plan to change school bus tiers and start times for the school year after next. If implemented, the changes would mean Algonquin Regional students will Start School Later in August/September of 2021.

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School Surveys: Fall “Hybrid” Reopening, Start Times, & Strategic Plan surveys seek feedback from parents/community by Monday (Updated)

June 2, 2020 05:52:47 PM
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Earlier today, Northborough and Southborough public school parents received the monthly newsletter from the Superintendent. In it, he asks for responses to three surveys with deadlines this Friday, June 5.

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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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