Posted Date: 09/22/2021
The Norwalk Board of Education held a special meeting on Tuesday, September 15 to review solutions to the arrival and dismissal delays that we have been experiencing since the start of school. The meeting included an update from NPS about the impact delays have on instructional time, results from surveys of parents and students, and scheduling options to relieve traffic congestion. Following this discussion, the Board made the decision to change school start times back to the schedule that was in place during the 2019-20 school year.
To give families time to adjust work schedules, pick up or drop off arrangements, child care, or to enroll in before or after school programs, the schedule change will take effective on Tuesday, October 5.
Revised NPS Start Times Effective Tuesday, October 5, 2021
NPS Bus Routes
The K-12 bus pass system that launched last year will be used again. Students will swipe in with their bus pass upon entering the bus. The equipment works in cooperation with the GPS tracking system installed on the buses. There is a digital dashboard, which provides the district with reports of students’ daily attendance on buses.
Bus Pass Distribution Information:
As part of our health and safety measures, NPS will continue using the standard protocols to keep both students and staff safe while riding the bus. As a reminder:
Please have your student arrive at the scheduled bus stop 15 minutes prior to the estimated arrival time. Though we try to do our very best to provide accurate pickup times, we ask that families allow a grace period as we adjust to the start of the school year.
Durham School Services is our bus company and can be reached at 203-428-4192 between the hours of 6am and 6pm.