Help develop a road map for better bus service at MPS listening sessions

March 12, 2020

Each day, about 71 percent of MPS’s 76,000 students— about 54,000 riders—take a yellow bus to arrive at school safely and on time. With an ongoing goal to improve the quality of transportation while reducing costs, MPS will host six listening sessions to gather solutions from families and the community.

Transportation accounts for $65 million of the district’s $1.2 billion budget, so controlling or reducing costs is an ever-present concern. The district is looking for ways to streamline busing and improve quality while satisfying a number of factors that impact transportation.

• Mandated transportation for certain categories of students
• Leveraging transportation to optimize on-time student attendance
• A shortage of bus drivers nationwide and a limited number of local buses available
• Research indicating that teenagers learn better when school starts later

A goal of the listening session discussions is to identify ways to restructure busing in MPS rather than reduce services. Share your solutions and attend a listening session! Six sessions will be held throughout March; all sessions will be held from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Monday, March 9, 2020
Alexander Hamilton High School
6215 W. Warnimont Ave.,
Milwaukee, 53220

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Milwaukee French Immersion School
2360 N. 52nd St.,
Milwaukee, 53210

Monday, March 16, 2020
Craig Montessori School
7667 W. Congress St.,
Milwaukee, 53218

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Manitoba Elementary
4040 W. Forest Home Ave.,
Milwaukee, 53215

Thursday, March 19, 2020
La Escuela Fratney
3255 N. Fratney St.,
Milwaukee, 53212

Monday, March 23, 2020
Roosevelt Creative Arts Middle School
800 W. Walnut St.,
Milwaukee, 53205