Calling mom or dad for a ride home after school is not always necessary for students in Wyoming County.
With funding through the Excess School Levy, Wyoming County Schools provides after school activity buses for students in elementary through high school. It is an option that Superintendent, Deidre Cline, said many students are finding helpful for the past four years.
“It gives children who may have transportation issues an opportunity to receive tutoring when they may not otherwise been able to or credit recovery or activities,” Cline stressed. “They can participate in a variety of activities that they may not have been able to participate in.”
These after school activity buses operate on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s, picking up students to bring them home around 5:30 in the evening. With some rides lasting up to 40 minutes long until children reach their stop, Pineville Middle School Principal, Brian Dillon, stressed that it is an opportunity parents appreciate as well.
“Some parents have maybe one vehicle and some parents work, and the other ones at home and they have no way of getting these children back,” Dillon stressed. “There are a couple of special ones in my heart that stay for the battle of the books program, and I know they wouldn’t be able to stay if it weren’t for the activity bus.”
Wyoming County voters will get another chance to vote on the Excess School Levy January 2019.