New start/end times aim to ease problems caused by bus driver shortage

During the Tuesday evening Board of Education meeting, a plan to alter start and end times for Lee's Summit R-7 School District buildings and programming was presented to, and approved by, the Board.

In a release, the District said the changes will reduce its bus driver deficit by at least 15 drivers in the 2021-2022 academic year and by approximately 18 drivers in the following year. New start and end times are listed below:

Altered LSR7 Bus Schedule
  • Tier 1 (7:25 a.m. - 2:18 p.m.): Lee’s Summit North, Lee’s Summit High School, Lee’s Summit West High School, Summit Ridge Academy. (Please note SRA dismissal will be 1:30 p.m.)
  • Tier 2: (7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.): Hawthorn Hill Elementary, Trailridge Elementary, Highland Park Elementary, Cedar Creek Elementary
  • Tier 3: (8:20 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.): Bernard Campbell Middle School, Pleasant Lea Middle School, Summit Lakes Middle School. (Starting in 2022, the fourth middle school will be on this tier.)
  • Tier 4: (8:25 a.m. - 3:25 p.m.): Prairie View Elementary, Greenwood Elementary, Lee’s Summit Elementary
  • Tier 5: (9:10 a.m. - 4:10 p.m.): Hazel Grove Elementary, Longview Farm Elementary, Mason Elementary, Pleasant Lea Elementary, Meadow Lane Elementary, Summit Pointe Elementary, Underwood Elementary, Woodland Elementary, Westview Elementary, Sunset Valley Elementary, Richardson Elementary.
  • Hilltop, Miller Park Center and Summit Technology Academy bell times will remain comparable to 2020-21 schedules.
Altered Early Ed Programs

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