WCPS bus routes change for school year

WARREN COUNTY, Ky. – Warren County Public Schools has posted updated bus routes for the upcoming school year.

In addition, WCPS shared the following statement regarding the change in bus routes:

“Dear WCPS Families,

As we mentioned in a previous communication, for the past several years, WCPS and school districts across the nation have experienced a significant shortage of bus drivers to transport students. WCPS has worked tirelessly and aggressively to recruit and train bus drivers during the past few years, including offering sign-on bonuses for new drivers and referral bonuses for current WCPS employees who refer new drivers to us. In addition, we have consistently lobbied our legislators for full funding of transportation while simultaneously advertising our wage increases and competitive benefits package.

Although our efforts have yielded several new bus drivers, we continue to experience a significant shortfall. In response to this recent trend, our Transportation Department has explored all options for how best to continue the safe transport of students with a shortage of bus drivers. As we mentioned in our last correspondence, in an effort to limit continued disruptions in the transport of our students, we have been forced to make the difficult decision to restructure our existing services for the upcoming 2022-23 school year and establish designated bus route stops in certain neighborhoods and cul-de-sacs. Impacted families will be responsible for getting their children to the bus route stops in the morning and home from the stops in the afternoon. Children in kindergarten must be accompanied by an adult, older sibling, or designated caregiver (at least 12 years of age or older) while waiting at the bus stop in the morning, and an adult, older sibling or designated caregiver (at least 12 years of age or older) must be at the designated bus stop to greet the kindergarten student as he/she exits the bus in the afternoon. Please note that families with children in our WCPS Preschool program will receive separate correspondence detailing specifics regarding transportation for preschool students.

The links for the designated neighborhood and cul-de-sac bus route stop locations and pick-up/drop-off times (for each stop) for the 2022-2023 school year are listed below. Please note that families have the option to select the bus stop most convenient to their home. In addition, bus driver names & bus numbers are subject to change as we continue to coordinate driver schedules. You will need to click on the bus icons that are near your residence to see the route stop locations and pick-up/drop-off times:

Greenwood High School and Greenwood High School Feeder Schools click here.

South Warren High School and South Warren High School Feeder Schools click here.

Warren Central High School and Warren Central Feeder Schools click here.

Warren East High School and Warren East Feeder Schools click here.

Also, this information is posted on our district’s social media platforms (Facebook and Twitter) and on our district website (www.warrencountyschools.org). Bus route stops will be marked with signage to help students easily find their route stop. We have included “Frequently Asked Questions” to provide you with additional clarity and after reviewing this document, please direct any additional questions or concerns to Warren County Public Schools Transportation Department at 270-842-8311 or email:

Greenwood High School and Greenwood Feeder Schools Area Manager: devonna.driver@warren.kyschools.us

South Warren High School and South Warren Feeder Schools Area Interim Manager: devonna.driver@warren.kyschools.us

Warren Central High School and Warren Central Feeder Schools Area Manager: john.tedder@warren.kyschools.us

Warren East High School and Warren East Feeder Schools Area Manager:

edie.lowe@warren.kyschools.us

For our families who have children in elementary school (kindergarten through 6th grade only) and need to be at work by 8:00 a.m., our elementary schools will be providing limited opportunities for K-6 grade students to be dropped off early at school by completing and submitting the following form which will be reviewed and approved by the school principal: https://bit.ly/EarlyDrop-OffForm. Due to their early start times, early drop-off will not be available at Bristow Elementary, Lost River Elementary, our middle schools or our high schools. The deadline for this form to be completed is this Friday, August 5, 2022 by 5:00 p.m. It should be noted that the early drop-off time at the elementary schools is promptly at 7:30 a.m. and early drop-off will begin on the first day of school, Wednesday, August 10, 2022.

We are also encouraging all WCPS families that are able to provide transportation for their children to and/or from school to please consider helping us by arranging transportation for your child(ren). In addition, if any of you would like to be a member of Team WCPS by becoming a bus driver, you can click here to learn more about available bus driver positions. We would love to have you as a member of our incredible team!

I hope you enjoy the remaining weeks of our summer break and thank you for your continued support of WCPS as we look forward to seeing all of our students on August 10th!

Respectfully,

Rob Clayton

WCPS Superintendent”

For further information, visit warrencountyschools.org.