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Transportation Plan set for 2021-22 school year

On Aug. 4, Maize USD 266 sent the following message from Dr. Chad Higgins, Superintendent of Schools, to district parents and guardians:


Maize USD 266 parents,

On Monday evening, the Maize Board of Education approved the Maize USD 266 Transportation Plan 2021-2022, which is available to view by clicking here

This plan was proposed to the school board in July, and you can read more about it by clicking here.

The plan affects which students will have district-provided transportation available. Bus routes will not be the same as either the 2020-21 or 2019-20 school years. 

As shared previously, transportation plan details include the following:

  • Transportation will be provided again this school year in some areas where it was not made available to students last year. This includes neighborhoods south of 29th Street North in Wichita: Bradford North and the northwest quarter of Reflection Ridge (Fossil Rim and Northridge Lakes), as Map 3 indicates.
  • Transportation may be provided again in other areas, but the district at this time is unable to guarantee bus routes to areas indicated in yellow on Maps 1, 2, and 3. This yellow area includes the neighborhoods of Oak Ridge 1, portions of Tyler’s Landing, portions of Avalon Park, Fieldstone Apartments, and Hunter’s Glen. 
  • Note that transportation in the north boundary will not be identical for students in grades pre-k through 4 and grades 5 through 12, as the accompanying Maps 1 and 2 indicate. This means students in pre-K through 4 may receive transportation while students in grades 5 through 12 in the same household/neighborhood north and east of Maize Middle School may or may not.

The district has executed a recruitment campaign this summer that included two public job fairs to hire more bus drivers. The district invites any qualified candidates to join our team by applying online here to be a CDL licensed bus driver or here to be a van/mini bus/non-CDL driver. Thank you for helping us find great drivers to join our OneMa1ze team.

As the enrollment season wraps up, the Maize USD 266 Transportation Department will work to develop school bus routes for those receiving transportation this year and will be in touch with families with further details.

Thank you,

Dr. Chad Higgins
Superintendent of Schools
Maize USD 266