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Old Version: East Haven School Bus Routes

The reduction of two buses as a cost saving measure for the new 2012-13 school year means there will be a "significant number of new bus routes" for students on opening day.

Updated at 2 p.m. on Aug. 23

The final version of East Haven Public Schools bus routes for the 2012-13 school year, as well as drop off and dismissal times for individual schools, can be found here http://patch.com/A-xlFM.

Updated at 1:45 p.m. on Aug. 20

The new school bus route schedule is currently in the process of being revised. The version of the routes posted with this story, therefore, is no longer accurate.

An updated post with more information can be found here.

Original Story (Posted on Aug. 16)

The first day of school for students is .

And as students and their families gear up for opening day, the new East Haven Schools bus routes have been released for the 2012-13 school year.

The routes are attached to this article as a PDF document. And there are many changes.

This is due to the reduction of two buses in the district's overall fleet for the new school year.

The cut, part of the school board meeting the Town Council's for the new fiscal year, reduced the Board of Education's budget by $99,999.

Because of the large number of changes, Durham School Services — which operates and manages the district's bus service — is asking students and their families to make sure they are at their scheduled stops early this year.

"Due to the significant number of new bus routes this year, we request that all students be at their bus stops a minimum of 45 minutes prior to the start time of your school," the company posted on the school district's website.

For more information, or if you have questions regarding the bus routes, contact East Haven's local Durham School Services office at 203-469-3904.

Pam Cofrancesco August 20, 2012 at 04:55 AM
we shouldn't have to bombard them with phone calls, they should be aware of the amount of children they are putting on the buses - don't they know how to count while setting up the routes? As far as choosing to go out of district for a better education - ABSOLUTELY I will have a child this year going to a magnet school. I have been to several boe meetings pleading with the boe, Serio, and Forti to improve the curriculum and offer the kids more since my oldest started at JMMS 2 yrs ago. How can anyone say we have a good education here when are scores are so low? They need to STOP teaching to the test and just TEACH normal. I'm not sure who is at fault, I do believe that our curriculum is too far behind and our standards are set TOO LOW, ex; your not failing until you have an F, they put students in grade recovery 1 week before report cards are due and pass them for participating. Do you really think the kids are learning everything in 1 week if they hadn't learned it in the whole quarter?
Rosie August 20, 2012 at 11:44 AM
Pam, I agree with your point about teaching to the test. You are absolutely correct. There should be more than just book and test learning going on. This district needs to get with the times and stop using outdated text books. The entire district should be modeled after the Academy, and the hands on way of learning. It has been proven over and over that you learn by doing. Even with the lottery, the Academy is still the highest scoring school in the district. Obviously, it works. And my opinion is to much emphasis is put on CMT's. It is ridiculous how nervous, to the point of making themselves sick, some kids get over this atiquated testing. I have heard this is the last year fro CMT's. I certainly hope so. As far as the buses, we shouldn't have to bombard the superintendents office, you are correct. But, I will do whatever it takes to correct a wrong, and if that means phone calls, so be it.
Lou August 20, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Teacher, you really don't make sense. Just do your job! Do you know what your job is? It is not to be a guidance counselor, a nurse, a mommy/daddy, a psychiatrist, a discipline figure and a friend. It is to teach, so stop trying to be a super hero and DO YOUR JOB!
Julie Weisberg August 20, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Everyone: The new school bus route schedule is currently in the process of being revised. The version of the routes posted with this story, therefore, is no longer accurate. I have an updated post with more info here: http://patch.com/A-xf70.
Julie Weisberg August 23, 2012 at 06:02 PM
Everyone: I just posted the final version of this year's school bus routes http://patch.com/A-xlFM. Just an FYI.

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