PEORIA, AZ (3TV / CBS 5) – It will be more difficult for some parents in West Valley to get their children to school for the rest of the week. The Peoria Unified School District announced it was canceling 10 bus lines Thursday and Friday because there were not enough bus drivers. The move affects 11 primary schools and five secondary schools. A full list is at the end of this article. The move does not include special education buses or college buses.
Congress has authorized more than $ 190 billion to help U.S. schools reopen and stay open during the pandemic – and although much of the funds have been used to purchase PPE, improve ventilation, and bolster education programs. summer school, there are still billions of dollars to spend.
The PUSD has stated that if a child comes to school on one of these mornings due to the cancellation of the bus lines, it will be an excused delay. To help, cafeterias will be open one hour before school starts to help accommodate children early and one hour after school day ends for late parent pickup. Students who arrive early to school can have a free breakfast.
The district also said schools can allow a student to learn virtually if they cannot get to school due to canceled bus routes. These details were discussed in each school.
Affected schools are Sun Valley, Sky View, Zuni Hills, Desert Harbor, Paseo Verde, Frontier, Country Meadows, Coyote Hills, Pioneer, Vistancia and Marshall Ranch Elementary Schools and Ironwood, Liberty, Centennial, Peoria and Sunrise Mountain High Schools. .
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