Supervisor: Linda Records
UPDATES for the 2015-16 School Year
Dear Parents and/or Guardians,
Many of the routes (runs) this year have changed. Bus Run numbers will be posted in the passenger side window near the front of each bus to designate your child's run. Many days we have to substitute buses due to maintenance issues and if everyone watches for the placard that will resolve any issues.
Some bus stops are congregate stops within safe walking distance. A great deal of effort has been undertaken to provide quality and timely transportation for all of our students in Killingly.
Please allow an extra 10 minutes onto the estimated time of arrival on the schedules. Please have your child out at the stop prior to the posted times (5-10 min.). The bus cannot wait for the child to exit the home to board the bus. If you have any questions, please call the TRANSPORTATION department at (860) 779-6790 or 6791 between the hours of 6:00 a.m and 4:30 p.m.
The Town of Killingly is 50 square miles with 125 miles of paved roads and 17 miles of unpaved roads. This includes private roads. The Killingly Public Schools Transportation Department currently covers most of these roads four times a day during the regular school session. These roads are covered using 18 full size bus routes and three mini bus routes. Also special education transportation is provided using five mini buses and four mini vans. We provide transportation to schools in Wethersfield, Hartford, and Willimantic, CT. Also we provide transportation to Providence, Harmony and Warwick, RI and also to Watertown and Dudley, MA. The Before and After School Program (BASP) and also the after-school enrichment program uses four buses. In the summer, the department historically provides three buses for Special Education Summer Camp at Camp Quinebaug and also three buses for Summer Recreation at Owen Bell Park and to the Hygeia swim area. The mileage traveled this year was approximately 650,000 miles.