08 - 28 - 2013 JCSD apologize, ask public for patience over bussing issues
MIFFLINTOWN - The Juniata County School District is apologizing for recent bussing issues and asking that parents be patient as its new bussing system is tweaked. Earlier this year the school board approved a transportation agreement with Rohrer's Bus Co. Part of that move was to consolidate bussing routes in order to cut costs. Fewer buses were needed and routes became longer. Troubles first arose prior to the start of school as parents were told to expect either a phone call or a card in the mail stating their child's bus number and pick-up/drop off time. Some parents stated that they never received a phone call or card in the mail. District Superintendent Richard J. Musselman said the transition into the new bussing system is still a work in progress and stressed that the district apologizes to parents. He said those working on the bussing schedule hope to have things running more smoothly by the end of the week.