Western Brown to Reinstate High School Busing
Mt. Orab — Western Brown Local Schools will once again be busing high school students that live within a five mile driving distance beginning in the 2014-15 school year. The reinstatement of high school busing was made in response to a much improved five-year fiscal forecast as compared to two years ago when changes to high school busing were initially made.
The reinstatement of the five mile cut will result in changes to route pickup and dropoff times beginning in August of 2014. The district is currently exploring temporary measures that would provide transportation to every WBHS student beginning in January of the 2013-14 school year.
Peggy McKinney, Superintendent, is very happy for the community. “I know this has been a real hardship for our students, parents and community and I am very pleased we are able to bring our busing back. With the improved five-year fiscal forecast and support from the Board of Education it has become one of the top priorities here at Western Brown.”
Roger Taylor, Director of Operations & Transportation, is extremely pleased that the district will be able to resume busing WBHS students residing within five miles. “The past couple of years have presented our district with a level of budget uncertainty we have never faced before. We will continue to be strategic in how we do business while always looking for innovative ways to stretch the tax dollars of Mt. Orab and Hamersville residents. The restoration of a service that is so vital for many families is something we are excited to once again be able to provide.”