The Guilford County Board of Education will hold community forums on
Tuesday, Feb. 15 and Wednesday, Feb. 16 to discuss and receive feedback
on a proposed multi-tier bus transportation program for Guilford County
The forums are scheduled for the following dates and times:
• Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the media center at Penn-Griffin School for the Arts, 825 Washington St., High Point
• Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Page High, 201 Alma Pinnix Drive, Greensboro
purpose of the forums is to inform parents and school staff and receive
feedback about proposed changes to bus scheduling for the 2011-12
school year. A multi-tier bus schedule is being proposed by GCS staff
as a way to reduce transportation operating costs and increase
efficiency. The potential savings for using a multi-tier schedule for
all traditional schools is estimated at $1.1 million to $1.6 million.
to a three-tier schedule for traditional schools could allow the
district to alleviate overcrowding and lengthy ride times on some bus
routes and would provide more educational time for elementary schools.
proposed plan would require changes to the current start and end times
for schools and would have schools in the third tier start and end
later in the day than they do currently. GCS transports 41,231 students
on 624 school buses to and from traditional, magnet and alternative
schools and operates buses from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily.