“First Student continues to look for efficiencies in routes and has been working diligently to service all our families’ needs,” Neubauer stated. “At this point in the school year, some bus routes have combined as we have found students who were signed up to ride the bus are not — so routes combine or stops are added to make the most efficient route possible.”
On Sunday, the district sent an auto-dial phone message to 577 families, encouraging them to check their online parent portal for updated bus route information. Parents should receive a phone call any time there is a bus schedule change, according to the district.
Interdepartmental squabbles and clashing egos are getting in the way of public safety, a Journal Times investigation found.
Call logs and after-call reports demonstrate how deep the divide has gotten: First responders from the Tichigan and Rochester departments have repeatedly called more distant fire departments for backup despite a Waterford ambulance being mere minutes away.
Johnathan Hennegan, owner of the firearm retailer Chambered, was arrested Wednesday. Upon opening Chambered, Hennegan preached the importance of responsible gun ownership. He now faces nine criminal charges that include second-degree sexual assault, operating a firearm while intoxicated and intentionally pointing a firearm at a person.
A bus from First Student, the Racine Unified School District's new transportation contractor, sits Sept. 5 outside Mitchell School, 2701 Drexel Ave.