In January 2018, the Board of Education discussed possible changes to the bus transportation service currently serving the high schools. Historically, the bus routes serving the high schools have been paired to the routes serving the elementary feeder school districts. This pairing of bus routes has required GBN and GBS to have different start times to the school day and have prevented the high schools from considering alternative school day schedules.
After an extensive review process and strong collaborative efforts with the feeder districts and the transportation service provider, the Glenbrooks have secured the option to operate bus routes independent of the feeder districts, starting as early as the 2019-20 school year, for a minimal cost increase. As a result of this option, Glenbrook North and Glenbrook South will now have the opportunity to align their bell schedules for the first time, without financial or logistical limitations.
The Glenbrook North leadership team has begun gathering feedback regarding the potential of aligning their school day start and end times with Glenbrook South. This initial alignment would result in a consistent schedule for all students in the school district, enabling focus groups and discussions to evaluate alternative schedules in the future.
Electronic surveys were distributed to current parents, students, and staff at Glenbrook North for feedback
during the week of January 14, 2019. The surveys will close this Friday, February 1. An update regarding
the data results will be presented at the February 11, Board of Education meeting.
LINK: Transportation Systems Update