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Sidney City Schools is pleased to announce that Whittier Early Childhood Center and Sidney City Schools Transportation Department have come up with a plan to expand transportation opportunities to families of preschool students.
“We’ve seen great success at Whittier and know that we have the opportunity to serve more students,” says Beth Abbott, Preschool Director at Whittier. “What we’ve found is that some families are interested in their child attending preschool but just don’t have a way to transport their children to and from Whittier and so we’re looking to remedy that.”
Whittier Early Childhood Center currently works with local childcare providers to transport children to and from those childcare centers and Whittier, which has worked out great. This expansion of transportation would create 4 neighborhood stops around our community. Because the morning session is full for this school year, bussing for the 2023-2024 school year would be limited to afternoon session preschool students only.
“On the school district’s side, we’re limited to just how many students we can transport based on current routes, number of drivers, and time constraints,” says Ron Monroe, Transportation Director. “While we’re not required to bus preschool students, we see the importance of helping families. We think we’ve worked out neighborhood stops that will accommodate a greater number of families, allowing more kids to attend preschool at Whittier Early Childhood Center.”
These locations are Hilltop Apartments, Mystic Apartments, Countryside Apartments, and the corner of Fairmont & Spruce.