With school set to start this week, elementary students in Clinton will have to get used to new bus stop locations.
The new elementary school has created new bus routes and new pick up and drop off points for children and parents. According to Superintendent of Clinton Schools, Dr. Jeff Holmes, the district will provide students, depending on their proximity to the new elementary school, a mode of transportation to school. He emphasizes, the buses will not be stopping door to door, instead there are pick up points designated across the community.
According to Dr. Holmes, students within a mile and a half proximity of the new elementary school will no longer be bussed to school. He explains though, because of certain safety hazards such as railroad crossings and busy highways, the district will be busing some students to school.
The routes for the junior high school and high school have not changed, nor have the rural route stops. Dr. Holmes says they have designated spots in the community for kids to be picked up and dropped off at.
The district distributed a letter to parents with an address that will experience a change in transportation late last week.