School Day Start and End Times To Change With Bus Schedule

As part of several cost-savings measures, the bus system will change school day start and end times.

Schools in the Mehlville School District will adjust their start and end times next year due to a change in the transportation department.

Buses will change from a three-tier to four-tier system, eliminating 12 driver positions and restructuring routes and school times.

The change is part of unanimously passed by the school board March 24. 

Reductions in fuel, mileage and personnel will save the district $212,000.

“I realize this new system will be an adjustment for many of you, and we appreciate your understanding and flexibility as we develop this cost-saving measure for the District,” Superintendent Terry Noble said in a letter to parents.

The late-starting elementary schools will rotate every four years that the four-tier plan is in effect.

Start: 9:15 a.m., End: 4 p.m.

Bierbaum, Hagemann, Point, Trautwein and Wohlwend Elementary Schools

Start: 8:40 a.m., End: 3:25 p.m.

Washington Middle School, Beasley, Blades, Forder, Oakville and Rogers Elementary Schools

Start: 8:00 a.m., End: 2:45 p.m.

Buerkle, Bernard and Oakville Middle Schools

Start: 7:20 a.m., End: 2:05 p.m.

Mehlville and Oakville High Schools

Marten Swentsen April 05, 2011 at 11:35 AM
Does not matter one bit to me, discipline on the buses is so bad, I have to drive my kids to school anyway.
Robyn Turner April 06, 2011 at 02:11 AM
Hmmm, I find that interesting, being as I am one of those bus drivers. How exactly is the discipline bad?
Karl Frank Jr. April 06, 2011 at 02:35 AM
Robyn, most people just say things without ever actually knowing what they are talking about. Anecdotal stories are a dime a dozen.
Robyn Turner April 06, 2011 at 02:40 AM
Oh believe me, I have heard TONS of them. Little do most parents realize, what we do is much harder than just "driving" their kids to school. I actually have gotten to a point where I enjoy the little stories. Knowing what I know, it can be quite entertaining ;)


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