Ladue School Board Discusses Possible Changes to Bus Routes, Bell Times

The opening of a new fifth grade center next year could bring about changes in the school’s transportation logistics.

In August of next year, the Ladue School District will officially open the district’s new Fifth Grade Center at its West Campus location in Creve Coeur.

A new district building could bring changes to the district’s bus routes and bell times. 

The Ladue Board of Education discussed this issue at their latest monthly meeting Monday, where members were given a report created by the company Transfinder, which offered them several options on what possible changes could occur for students next year.

“When we open the new Fifth Grade Center, we are going to have to figure out how to transport students safely and efficiently, while keeping an eye on costs,” said Susan Dielmann, spokesperson for the district. “Some options the Board may consider include changes in start and end times, or a change in the order in which schools start.”

Dielmann said the board has a lot of options on the table, so a decision is not likely to be made until their first meeting in January. 
Some of the options presented include major reductions in bus runs at all levels in order to save money and provide transportation for the Fifth Grade Center. However, those options may include safety and logistical issues which take them out of consideration.


Editors note: an earlier version of this article incorrectly characterized the changes students would see in bus transportation next year. A corrected version appears above.

PaulRevere November 30, 2012 at 06:19 PM
One correction: I would eliminate the "Public school tax portion" of all Real Estate and Automobile taxes. They are supposed to be "FREE". I would , of course pay the rest of my Real Estate tax bills.
PaulRevere November 30, 2012 at 06:22 PM
The neighborhood was there way before you came and will be there after. One difference, People will be able to choose how they get their education. Our education system is currently a "PONZI SCHEME". Every Resident will eventually see that.
St. Louis is a destination November 30, 2012 at 06:38 PM
The definition of irony is the use of words to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaning. You continually bash public education, yet you chose an internet alias that goes against your endless tirades. Maybe you missed that day in school.
PaulRevere November 30, 2012 at 09:20 PM
To StLouisDest: It is not Public Education that I "bash". IT IS PUBLIC EMPLOYEE non-competitive PAYS/Pensions that I DO BASH. Are you too scared to put that to a voter ballot? How about each district s voters deciding the Teacher pay structures? How about allowing those businesses in the district having a VOICE in district matters. How about our Boards fully disclosing ALL the taxes that will rise?
flyoverland November 30, 2012 at 11:05 PM
I wasn't spoiled enough to expect him to take off work. I walked and I survived. I will mention that when my sister entered school some years later, my dad made the school board measure the distance from the back boundary of our yard and it made the 2 mile limit by a blade of grass.


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