File photo by Megan Lee on Unsplash
File photo by Megan Lee on Unsplash

KAUKAUNA — Some Kaukauna students will again be able to take the bus to school following an updated plan by the KASD Board of Education.

The board on July 10 updated its plan based on recommendations from Superintendent Mike Slowinski.

The latest policy revision changes the radius for 4K – 4th grade students from two miles to one mile for the 2023 – ’24 school year and maintains the two mile radius for students in grades 5 – 12.

An earlier policy adopted in January said only students beyond two miles in all grades were eligible for busing.

In a memo to the Board of Education, Slowinski said “several new factors may allow the District an opportunity to reduce the two mile radius.”

He also stated that the policy change “will cost approximately $200,000, but it will ensure that the district remains responsive to our family’s transportation needs, while continuing to respond to the challenges posed by the bus driver shortage.”

All students will be transported from designated stops.

This policy exceeds the minimum state requirement that students be bused if they live two or miles from school. The policy continues to make provisions for “unusual hazards.”

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By Carrie Forster

Co-founder, Kaukauna Community News