Bus schedules for 2021-2022
(PLEASE ARRIVE AT YOUR STOP AT LEAST 5 MINUTES PRIOR TO SCHEDULED PICK-UP TIME)
At MRH, we are proud to operate our own fleet of eight modern, well-equipped and well-maintained school buses leased from Central States. In 2021, four propane-powered buses were purchased with an eye toward efficiency and environmental responsibility. All buses are used for transportation of students to and from school, athletic events, and various field trips and expeditions throughout the year.
Driving duties are shared among our Transportation team, which comprises full-time employees of the District who also serve in other capacities. There are custodians from each of our schools as well as maintenance staff who are trained, licensed and experienced in the operation of our school buses. On occasion, an outside contractor may also be used to service certain trips.
There are six buses which provide daily route service to and from the Elementary school. Once these routes are completed, four buses go on to provide route service to and from the Early Childhood Center, and three buses service the High and Middle schools on combined routes.
Students living less than a mile from their school are considered “walkers” and not eligible to ride the buses unless there are safety concerns. Influencing this decision is the age of the child and the character of the streets and environs that must be navigated. Generally, High and Middle school students are confined to the one-mile rule. Younger children are not required to cross Big Bend or Manchester on foot and are provided bus service if either road is on their path to school.
In addition, Early Childhood students are required to have an adult or older sibling wait with them in the morning and meet them at the bus stop in the afternoon. Drivers will not let these students off of the bus unless there is someone, identifiable by the driver, there to meet them.
MRH Transportation procedures are guided by Board Policy EEA.
Daytime field trips should be scheduled to depart no earlier than 8:15 and return to school no later than 2:15. It is important to be back from field trips at the planned time in order to prevent buses running late for their afternoon routes. We strive to accommodate every trip request, but we must limit to three (3) the total number of buses out at one time during the day due to staffing restraints.
Questions? Contact MRH Transportation Director Cindy Northern or call 314-446-1724.