Parents of Croydon students who attend public school in Newport will have one more week to figure out new transportation plans for their children thanks to an agreement reached Wednesday Night.
Just one day after Croydon Superintendent Greg Vogt sent a letter to parents informing them bus service to Newport would end at the end of the week, a new agreement reached last night will extend that service for at least one more week. Currently, about 25 students take advantage of the service – which utilizes a Newport bus driver – for transportation to the Newport Montessori School and the town’s public schools.
Croydon, which split from Newport’s school district this summer to form its own single-town school district, has been without its own bus driver since the middle of last year due to health reasons. Vogt told the Valley News he’s been looking for a replacement driver since late August when he was told about the current agreement’s pending termination.
State law says school districts are required to provide bus transportation to students who live more than two miles from their school.