Attention Families That Will Have Bus Riders during 2021-2022 School Year
The Lansing USD 469 Board of Education voted on and approved a new Transportation Proposal for the 2021-2022 school year during their April board meeting. The new policy is being put into place to increase the safety for our bus riders, make the beginning of the school year bus schedules more efficient, and allow for better communication between parents and school staff pertaining to transportation.
In previous years, we have had a large number of households sign up for bussing that do not use it on a daily basis, causing the number of bus riders we have planned for to be greatly skewed. For example, during the 2019-2020 school year enrollment process, we had 1,774 students sign up for bussing and only 802 actually rode the bus on the first week of school. Having an accurate number of bus riders will allow us to successfully set our bus routes from the first day of school and help us better serve the families in our district.
For the 2021-2022 school year, we are making several changes that will help streamline our beginning of the year bussing procedures:
- Parents will sign up for bussing on a separate form outside of the Skyward enrollment process. We will be sending the link to the signup form via email, posting it on the website, and have it included on Family Access in Skyward.
- There will be a $25.00 household registration fee for families eligible to ride the bus that sign up seven days prior to the first day of school. The fee will increase to $35.00 for families that sign up after the seven day window. Free and reduced students who are eligible for transportation will ride free, but still need to meet the seven day registration deadline.
- Families must sign up to ride the bus by August 6, 2021 in order to ride the bus on the first day of school.
- The window to "early enroll" will be from July 22, 2021 - August 6, 2021. After August 6, the fee will increase to $35.00, and your student(s) will not be eligible to ride the bus on the first day of school.
We will be sending multiple reminders regarding bus signup between now and August 6, 2021. Watch your email and this website for more information!