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Transportation Update

Dear Parents,

Due to the statewide driver shortage, the start up of the school year has been very challenging to say
the least. Our SAU is seven drivers short at this moment. We have people in training but it takes
approximately 90 days to get an individual trained and certified to drive a school bus.

All of the Student Transportation, Inc. locations in New Hampshire are pulling together to try and cover
home to school routes and as many extracurricular activities as possible. In doing so, there will be times
we must double routes to safely deliver all students to their stops. This has, and will, impact the times
students get home in the afternoon. Please understand that times listed on the route sheets are
estimated for the afternoon drop off and do not reflect issues outside of our control including but not
limited to: general traffic on the roads, traffic at the schools, or a child getting onto the wrong bus.
We are notifying Principals on a daily basis of any situations that arise which will result in a bus being
late and they will be notifying parents through our notification system. Unfortunately, we do not have
the ability to do this for the high school students as we do not have contact information for them.
We appreciate your patience while we are working diligently to rectify this situation.
Please know that even though the times may change, your children’s safety is and will always be the
most important thing.

Should anyone be interested in learning how to drive we would love to hear from you at (603) 222-2248.

Patti Ordeshook
Operations Manager

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