Bus Routes 12, 18 & 24: Canceled as of 10/19/21

Oct. 13, 2021

Hello RSD families, 

This message is for the families of all students who are eligible to ride Routes 12, 18 and 24 to and from school each day. 

Due to the uncertainty of our ongoing bus driver shortage, the school district has made the decision to pause these three routes — at both the elementary and secondary level, beginning Tuesday, October 19th — for the foreseeable future.

We know this is a big challenge for families who depend on these bus routes, and we are working to quickly fix this situation. However, we believe making a day-to-day decision about whether bus routes can run would be more disruptive to families than simply pausing the routes for the coming weeks until we are in a more stable position. 

In the meantime, the Redmond School District is seeking alternatives to solve this transportation problem. We are recruiting additional drivers and offering them incentives, have asked the Oregon Department of Education for assistance with drivers and will look into contracting smaller vehicles. We hope to be able to restart these routes soon, and will communicate with you when we have a date. 

In order to assist those of you who now must make other plans for getting your students to school, we will reimburse $10 per day to families to support the cost of alternative means of transportation. 

The reimbursement is only available for students eligible to ride these particular routes, on days they attend school. In the coming week, the district will provide families with more information, as well as a form that you must fill out in order to receive the reimbursement (one reimbursement per family). 

Finally, we continue to hire new bus drivers! If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a bus driver for the Redmond School District, please apply immediately here: https://redmond.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email rsdtransportation@redmondschools.org

 

Hola Familias de RSD, 

Este mensaje es para las familias de los estudiantes que son elegibles para tomar el autobús escolar de las rutas 12, 18 y 24 cada día. 

A causa de la escasez continua de conductores, el distrito escolar ha tomado la decisión de hacer una pausa en estas tres rutas — para los estudiantes primarios y secundarios, empezando el martes, el 19 de octubre — para el futuro previsible.

Sabemos que este es un desafío grande para las familias que dependen de estas rutas del autobús escolar. Estamos trabajando para arreglar esta situación. Sin embargo, creemos que una decisión cada día sobre si es posible operar las rutas del autobús será mas disruptivo para las familias que simplemente hacer una pausa en las rutas para las próximas semanas hasta que estemos en una posición más estable. 

Mientras tanto, el Distrito Escolar de Redmond está reclutando más conductores y ofreciendo incentivos, buscando alternativas para resolver este problema de transporte. Hemos preguntado al Departamento de Educación de Oregon para asistencia con conductores y estamos buscando la posibilidad de contratar con vehículos suplementarios. Esperamos que podamos reiniciar las rutas pronto, y nos comunicaremos con ustedes cuando tengamos una fecha. 

Para ayudarlos a ustedes que necesitan hacer otros planes para el transporte de su estudiante a la escuela, vamos a reembolsar $10 cada día a las familias para apoyar el costo de otros medios de transporte. 

El reembolso solo es disponible para los estudiantes elegibles que toman estas rutas particulares, durante los días que asisten a la escuela. En la próxima semana, el distrito proveerá a las familias  una forma que tiene que llenar para recibir el reembolso (un reembolso a cada familia), y más información sobre este programa.

Finalmente, seguimos contratando nuevos conductores de autobús! Si usted o alguien que usted conozca tiene interés en trabajar como conductor del autobús para el Distrito Escolar de Redmond, por favor aplique inmediatamente aquí: https://redmond.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

Si usted tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en contactar a la oficina de transporte a rsdtransportation@redmondschools.org. Puede escribir su email en español. 

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