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Restore Safe Busing for Dayton-area Schools

The Dayton Public Schools (DPS) Board of Education recently decided to no longer provide yellow school bus transportation for Dayton area children who attend publicly funded charter schools including Emerson AcademyNorth Dayton School of Discovery, Pathway School of Discovery, or private schools in the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. Instead, Dayton Public Schools believes it would be better for those children to take Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (RTA) buses.

This last-minute decision by Dayton Public Schools will certainly impact our families and causes a great deal of uncertainty and anxiety during these challenging times.

At this time Dayton Public Schools has yet to release the details of its busing plan. Once those details become available, we will share them as quickly as possible.

Last updated July 24, 2020 at 2:44 p.m.

Demand Answers Now

Dayton Public Schools Board of Education will hold a virtual meeting on Thursday, July 30.  This is the opportunity for you to share with DPS how their proposed RTA busing plan is going to impact your family.  You have the right to demand answers to your questions.

Level 1

Step One

Write down how you feel about the DPS plan to bus students on the RTA rather than a yellow school bus. Make sure your comments can be read in less than 3 minutes or they will not be accepted
For example, is this going to impact your work schedule? Will this impact your daycare situation? Are you worried about your child’s safety? Who is going to watch over your child while they are being transported? When and where will your child be picked up and dropped off? What if there is a COVID issue on the bus – how will you be alerted?


Level 2

Step Two

When you have prepared your comments or questions, email them to and in the Subject line, say these are comments and/or questions for the Dayton Public Schools Board of Education meeting on Thursday, July 30.
Make sure you have submitted your questions and comments by 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 30. All of your questions and comments will be read into the official meeting minutes.

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