Gering Public Schools announced the expansion of a new evening bus route for junior high and high school students. In partnership with transportation contractor, First Student, Gering is now implementing the bus service to select, high-density Gering neighborhoods each evening.
Plans come as after-school learning opportunities grow for Gering students. This school year, at both Gering Junior High and Gering High School, students have the ability to attend Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Tutoring sessions after school.
"This is part of our deeper commitment to address the needs of our students and families," shared Gering Superintendent, Dr. Nicole Regan. "If providing transportation, especially as the weather turns colder, can break down the barrier of a student accessing these additional supports, then we are all in," continued Regan.
The district will also launch an evening bus route for elementary schools, after the holidays, which will align with new and expanded after-school clubs for K-5 students.
Additionally, Gering Public Schools was able to secure funding for a new after-school snack program which allows schools to provide FREE snacks for students at the end of the school day.
Details of bus transportation stops and schedules were shared last week with families. If a student or family has questions regarding routes or needs additional information, they can contact Director of Business & Finance, Stacy Rodriguez at 308.436.3125 or firstname.lastname@example.org.