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Bus Driver Shortage Plan announced
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St. Francis Area Schools provides transportation services to students on a daily basis. The school district covers 165 square miles and serves more than 4,400 students from preschool to grade 12. The Transportation Department logs 1,238,830 miles over the course of a school year and takes pride in their work and safety record.

Currently St. Francis Area Schools is experiencing a shortage of school bus drivers. This shortage is so significant that the district has put together a Bus Driver Shortage Plan to safely get students to and from school in the event that there are not enough drivers to support regular route transportation on any given day. Arrival times to and from school will be impacted.

The Driver Shortage Plan covers the impact on student arrival to school (morning) and student arrival home from school (afternoon) and communication procedures to alert parents when the plan is in effect. Most likely the bus route(s) affected would not be known until the day of the driver shortage. St. Francis Area Schools Transportation Department will notify parents of the affected route(s) via Campus Messenger as soon as logistically possible. The message will be sent as an emergency message and parents will receive a phone call, email and/or text depending on what has been selected in preferences in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.

Bus Driver Shortage Plan | Students Arrival to School

  • St. Francis Area Schools Transportation Department will announce the Driver Shortage Plan is in effect and will notify parents/guardians of the affected route(s) via Campus Messenger.
  • This delay would not affect student's daily attendance or be counted as a truancy.

Bus Driver Shortage Plan | Students Arrival Home from School

  • St. Francis Area Schools Transportation Department will announce the Driver Shortage Plan is in effect and will notify parents/guardians of the affected route(s) via Campus Messenger.
  • Students on the affected route(s) would remain in the Cafeteria or Media Center until a bus is available.
  • St. Francis Area Schools Transportation Department will notify parents/guardians of the affected route(s) via Campus Messenger.
  • Students will be supervised during this time, and a snack, study space and activities will be provided should the wait be more than 15 minutes.
  • Students on the affected route(s) will be delayed arriving home.
  • Parents/guardians will have the option of picking up their student on the affected route(s) at School.

Campus Messenger Information

St. Francis Area Schools uses Campus Messenger for important communications to parents/guardians. Now would be an ideal time for parents/guardians to verify contact information in the parent portal.

Visit www.isd15.org/campus. If you need access to Campus Parent Portal, please call your student's school. An Infinite Campus Mobile App is available for Android, iPhone and iPad Touch devices.