BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (WDTN) – During Thursday night’s Beavercreek City Schools Board of Education meeting, parents from local private schools brought up issues they had with school route changes implemented in the new school year.
Beavercreek City Schools provides busing to local private schools.
A letter sent to families of students at Saint Luke Catholic School stated that over the summer, the district’s transportation department consultants to look over their school bus routes. In an effort to save tax dollars, the district said they decided to make some changes to bus routes.
This school year, children who attend Saint Luke will be transported to a designated Beavercreek elementary school. From there, they will take another bus so they can be taken to Saint Luke Catholic School.
“In the end, it was not about singling out families. It was not about singling out our non-public schools. This was a decision made for the sake of efficiency,” said Ryan Gilding with Beavercreek City Schools.
One parent who spoke up during Thursday’s meeting said she wanted to see that study the district conducted. She wanted to see first-hand exactly why the changes were made. School board members said they would make sure someone was in contact with her shortly.