|Department moving on bus recommendations||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/DOE-moving-on-bus-transportation-recommendations.aspx||Department moving on bus recommendations||The Department today released the results of a school bus transportation system analysis. The Department ordered the comprehensive study in August to determine what led to increased costs by school bus contractors, and to investigate strategies to improve efficiencies.
|Maui High & Maui Waena Inter. school bus schedules temporarily modified||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Maui-school-bus-schedules-modified.aspx||Maui High & Maui Waena Inter. school bus schedules temporarily modified||Maui High & Maui Waena Intermediate school bus routes will be temporarily consolidated. All riders at these schools will continue to be picked up, but scheduled pick-up & arrival times will be modified from previous years.|
|More students to benefit from Get on Board program||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/More-students-to-benefit-from-Get-on-Board-program.aspx||More students to benefit from Get on Board program||The expansion of the "Get on Board" program will serve about 200 more students who attend August Ahrens Elementary, Highlands Intermediate, Pearl City High and Waipahu High schools.|
|“Get on Board” bus route cards arriving in mail||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/“Get-on-Board”-bus-route-cards-arriving-in-mail.aspx||“Get on Board” bus route cards arriving in mail||Parents and guardians of public school students eligible to ride the bus will receive a postcard alerting them of their routes and pick-up times for the 2014-15 school year, which starts Aug. 1.|
|Progress update on school bus driver shortages on Maui and Kauai; all temporarily suspended routes restored||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Progress-bus-drivers-Sept-11.aspx||Progress update on school bus driver shortages on Maui and Kauai; all temporarily suspended routes restored||All previously suspended bus routes on Maui have been restored to service. With the restoration of the final two routes, serving Baldwin High and Iao Intermediate, all schools on all islands are receiving bus service.|
|School bus drivers needed for Maui & Kauai routes before fall semester begins on August 7||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/School-bus-drivers-needed.aspx||School bus drivers needed for Maui & Kauai routes before fall semester begins on August 7||HIDOE is seeking school bus drivers with valid Commercial Drivers Licenses to service routes on Maui and Kauai. For a limited time, school bus contractors are offering hiring bonuses and increased wages. |
|Kauai school bus routes modified for some Kapaa & Waimea Complex Area schools||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Kauai-school-bus-routes.aspx||Kauai school bus routes modified for some Kapaa & Waimea Complex Area schools||Kapaa El., Kapaa Middle, Kapaa High, Eleele El., Waimea Canyon Middle and Waimea High school bus routes will be temporarily consolidated beginning on the first day of school beginning next Monday. Scheduled pick-up and arrival times will be modified from previous years.|
|Student transportation update for Maui High, Lahainaluna High, Baldwin High & Iao Intermediate||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Maui-transportation-update.aspx||Student transportation update for Maui High, Lahainaluna High, Baldwin High & Iao Intermediate||Lahainaluna High, Baldwin High and Iao Intermediate school bus routes exclusively serving grades 9 to 12 will be temporarily suspended. Maui High routes will be temporarily consolidated and schedules will be modified from previous years.|
|Get on Board initiative to reform bus service deployment||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Get-on-Board-initiative.aspx||Get on Board initiative to reform bus service deployment||The Department is rolling out the first phase of its “Get on Board” initiative, a multi-year, multi-faceted commitment to reform its public school student bus transportation system. The initiative kicks off on the first day of school — Monday, August 5 — and will serve as many as 1,000 students at 30 schools who use buses in the Aiea, Moanalua, Pearl City, Radford and Waipahu High complex areas.|
|Progress update on school bus driver shortages on Maui and Kauai||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Progress-bus-driver.aspx||Progress update on school bus driver shortages on Maui and Kauai||HIDOE reports that progress is being made by school bus contractors to address the current shortage of CDL drivers on Maui and Kauai qualified to operate school buses.|
|Progress update on school bus driver shortages on Maui and Kauai; two Iao Intermediate routes restored||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Progress-bus-driver-Sept-8.aspx||Progress update on school bus driver shortages on Maui and Kauai; two Iao Intermediate routes restored||More progress made this week on bus driver shortage on Maui. Two Iao Intermediate bus routes restored to service and more anticipated in coming weeks.|
|Department receives analysis on student transportation ||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Department-receives-analysis-on-student-transportation-.aspx||Department receives analysis on student transportation ||In June 2012, the Hawaii State Department of Education announced more than 100 bus routes were being eliminated statewide due to rising costs and a loss of funding.
|Department launches final phase of student transportation reforms||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/final-phase-of-Get-on-Board.aspx||Department launches final phase of student transportation reforms||HIDOE has successfully reached the final phase of its Get on Board initiative with the awarding of new contracts on Maui and Kauai for school year 2017-18. This culminates the last of three stages of the Department's reform efforts that began in 2013 as a pilot project in Central Oahu. |
|Progress update on school bus driver shortages on Maui and Kauai; Lahainaluna High bus routes fully restored||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Progress-bus-driver-Aug-31.aspx||Progress update on school bus driver shortages on Maui and Kauai; Lahainaluna High bus routes fully restored||Progress continues by school bus contractors to address the current shortage of Commercial Driver Licensed (CDL) drivers on Maui and Kauai qualified to operate school buses. Routes at Lahainaluna High are fully restored.|