Students and parents won’t be able to find a hard copy of the coming school year’s bus routes, after a switch to online routing by the district.
Instead of posting a list of bus routes this year, the Bainbridge Island School District’s Transportation Department will be using a program that allows families to enter their address and see the times and locations of the bus stops nearest to them.
District officials noted that there can be many changes and time tweaks to bus routes, especially in the first few weeks of school. The system, can reflect changes to scheduling in the program quickly.
Also new this year, the district has reduced two bus routes and adjusted the school’s start and end times for students in grades five through 12. Start times are now as follows:
• Sonoji Saki Intermediate School – 8:50 a.m. / 3:15 p.m.;
• Woodward Middle School – 9 a.m. / 3:22 p.m.; and
• Bainbridge High School, Eagle Harbor High School and Odyssey (grades seven and eight) – 8:45 a.m. / 3:10 p.m.
To find your nearest bus route, or check for updates go to www.bisd303.org/Page/2562.