Critical shortage of bus drivers – can you help a family in need?
As you know, school districts around the state and country are experiencing a shortage of bus drivers and Peoria Unified is no exception. Even utilizing all available staff who have a CDL, we will not have enough drivers for all bus routes to start the new school year.
While it troubles us to begin the year with this news, we will need to cancel a limited number of bus routes indefinitely as we work to hire and train new drivers and support those who are currently out on leave.
BUS ROUTES CANCELLED
Cactus High School
Bus 61, Bus 72
Cheyenne Elementary School
Country Meadows Elementary School
Coyote Hills Elementary School
Foothills Elementary School
Ironwood High School
Marshall Ranch Elementary School
Paseo Verde Elementary School
Peoria High School
Santa Fe Elementary School
Sun Valley Elementary School
Bus 74, Bus 127
Sunrise Mountain Elementary School
Bus 68, Bus 74
Sunset Heights Elementary School
Bus 61, Bus 68
Not sure what your child’s bus number is?
Peoria Unified has a new tool for parents of children who ride the bus. The Edulog Parent Portal app provides parents with your child’s bus information, bus announcements, as well as time and location information for your child’s bus ride to and from school. The app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. Information on the Edulog Parent Portal app is available on the district’s website.
We are currently in the process of training additional drivers and are hopeful to restore service to your child’s route during the first quarter of the school year.
WILLING TO HELP ANOTHER FAMILY IN NEED? LET US KNOW!
If you are willing to provide transportation assistance to another Peoria Unified family, please complete this form and include your name, contact information, what school your child attends, and major cross streets. Families in need of assistance should reach out to their child’s school principal and be connected with someone who has offered to volunteer.
We ask that you reach out to your school’s principal if you have no alternative way to school so we may determine what resources may be provided to assist you, including a potential list of volunteers in our community who may be willing to help.
Thank you for your patience and support during this challenging time.