In late August, ’s website posted a note to parents suggesting they closely review the student bus schedule because it “has been revised significantly since last year.”
On the first day of school, according to phillyburbs.com, parents, grandparents and bus drivers showed up at the district administration offices in Benjamin Franklin School to express their concerns.
The district cute the number of bus stops by two-thirds and also reduced the number of buses in route to save the district money.
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Superintendent Samuel Lee told the group that the district is still probably paying too much for busing. Parents said buses are overcrowded, run late and students with special needs haven't been accommodated.
First Student Inc. is the primary provider of school bus service for Bristol Township and costs about $7 million.
Advice to Parents from the School District
- Please make sure your child is at the bus stop at least five minutes prior to their scheduled stop time.
- There will be designated loading and unloading areas at the elementary schools for students boarding the buses there.
- Buses will be "staged" at the elementary school stops for approximately 10 minutes prior to their scheduled departure.
- Buses will only be staged if there are more than 10 students assigned to that school stop.
- Kindergarten students must be met at their stop by a parent or other responsible adult.