The Lakeland School District is once again employing its school bus transportation opt-out program for the 2021-2022 school year. The opt-out program is entirely voluntary, and is specifically designed for families of school-aged children who do not plan on taking the school bus in order to get to or from school during the school year.
This program helps the District optimize travel time on the school bus routes, identify appropriate bus stops, and allow for more consistent and efficient transportation service. Also, it may allow the District to reduce the number of vehicles in service, thereby freeing up funds for other educational purposes, instead of transportation.
The transportation opt-out program will not impact your child(ren)’s ability to ride district provided transportation to attend field trips, athletics events, emergency evacuations, etc. Parents who opt-out will also be responsible for ensuring that their children are transported to or from school on school days with delayed openings or early dismissals.