The Pleasant Ridge School District is planning to continue providing school bus service for the 2012-13 school year. However, due to ongoing funding reductions as well as uncertainty about the future of home-to-school transportation for the 2013-14 school year and beyond we must rethink how the service is provided.
Earlier this year families with a child riding the bus were asked to complete a survey. The survey results indicated that 85% of those who responded saw more streamlined routes with centralized stops as a viable option. At this time that is the model upon which we anticipate providing service.
In the Lake of the Pines we will provide a shuttle route service with 2-3 centralized stops. Additionally, we are working with the LOP Board of Directors and Nevada County Public Works on installing a staffed crossing at Sunset Ridge.
Additionally, due to "adequate space" rules that the CHP monitors very closely we need to look at each bus as having a sixty (60) student capacity. For that reason we will need to have parents register their child(ren) for bus service.
The 2012-13 Transportation Reservation Form will be coming home with your child on Thursday, May 17, 2012. Additionally, the form is posted on the Home Page of the Pleasant Ridge School District's website as well as on the Home Page for each individual school's web page.
Forms must be returned to your child's School Office no later than Friday, May 25, 2012.
A form may be utilized for more than one child as long as all the children on the form attend the same school.
We will use these forms in working with Durham Transportation Services to develop the 2012-13 bus routes. Those routes will be available in early August.