Lohud 5/8/19: East Ramapo Transportation Changes Would Impact Public Schools First

East Ramapo transportation changes would affect public schools first

Planned changes to East Ramapo’s busing system for next fall would affect only public schools, but future changes would likely affect the school district’s many private schools, the district’s transportation consultant said at a budget hearing Monday night.

Proposed changes for public schools for the fall include earlier bell times at some schools and the condensing of busing routes.

“We had to start at the one part of the problem that we could control, which was the public school bell times,” said Gus Kakavas, the consultant. “We cannot dictate to the non-public schools what time they start or what time they end.”

Kakavas was hired in February to analyze East Ramapo’s large and expensive transportation system.

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