Returning the Centerville School District to Three District Bus Routes.

Returning the Centerville School District to Three District Bus Routes.

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Ibby Jane Coyne started this petition to Centerville Washington Residence and Parents of Centerville School Children

On August 29, 2019, Centerville School's Open House students of Centerville School students were made aware that the district would only be able to afford two (2) bus drivers and will be combining routes as they had done in the previous years regarding an extreme emergency when only two drivers were available.  No parents were afforded the time to comment on this change until learning of it during the Open House.

The implications of this action have been drastic, there are kindergarten age students on the bus for over an hour while being bused miles away from their homes when they live a mere two miles from the school; high school students are sitting at the high school unaccompanied for an hour until the Centerville School District bus can pick them up and take them home safely ; the middle school football players were driven to Goldendale daily to practices by a parent, noting the past practice of sports in Centerville School has been equal between girl and boy sports transportation;the boys were bussed to the Goldendale Middle School in conjunction with picking up high school students timely. 

In the October 25th Newsletter, we were advised "In response to parent input we are working with ESD 112 Insurance Department, OSPI Transportation Director, and our drivers to continue exploring options to address route challenges and efficiency. We have discussed parent concerns with the Centerville School Board and Klickitat County Road Department and continue to look for answers. We are running an ad in the local newspaper to recruit another bus driver and substitute drivers to help alleviate concerns. If we are able to secure a qualified candidate to fulfill the position, we will proceed with three routes as we have had in the past. Three routes would allow us to decrease bus ride times, provide door to door service, and allow the high school students to be provided timely transportation."  The school has been accepting applications of qualified candidates and on November 26th a motion was made to hire a third district driver and was not seconded by our School Board members.  We have been told the district will be hiring a driver, all the while the Centerville School Transportation Coordinator and Superintendent have been doing another.  The transportation funds are 100% reimbursable by the State and there has never been a budget concern.  

Centerville residents and parents of Centerville School students have had to resort to this petition to reinstate three (3) Centerville School District Routes for safety, well- being, and timely service for all students. 

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