Montgomery Public Schools begin August 19 and parents can get their questions about transportation answered via the MPS Transportation Hotline or email.
“The hotline is a great way for parents to get specifics about their children’s bus number, stop location and approximate times of pick-up and drop off,” said Superintendent Barbara W. Thompson. “This is the fifth year MPS has offered the service.”
Students who live more than 2.5 miles from their school are eligible for transportation services. Around 16,000 students – about half of the MPS student population, are transported by bus. Last year the hotline received over 5,000 telephone calls and over 1,500 emails.
“Email is the most efficient way to answer a parent’s question,” said MPS Transportation Director Michael Cox. “Parents can send the information at their leisure and we can usually get back to them faster than we can return phone messages.”