Parents of all potential school bus riders should be receiving green postcards in the mail this week notifying them of their child’s bus number, bus stop and morning and afternoon pick-up times. The cards also include the bus driver’s name, website address and contact information for the Transportation Department.
Bus routes are available online at www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/transportation/routes. Parents without access to the internet may visit any of the county public library locations, and staff will assist them in locating the website.
“Our intent is to provide the information prior to the first day of school in order to assist parents in preparing for the new school year,” said Joe Purvis, director of transportation.
There will be 166 school buses transporting approximately 19,500 children twice a day when school starts on Monday, August 18. This will include service to the district’s two new schools; Patriot Oaks Academy and Valley Ridge Academy.