In August of next year, the Ladue School District will officially open the district’s new Fifth Grade Center at its West Campus location in Creve Coeur.
A new district building could bring changes to the district’s bus routes and bell times.
The Ladue Board of Education discussed this issue at their latest monthly meeting Monday, where members were given a report created by the company Transfinder, which offered them several options on what possible changes could occur for students next year.
“When we open the new Fifth Grade Center, we are going to have to figure out how to transport students safely and efficiently, while keeping an eye on costs,” said Susan Dielmann, spokesperson for the district. “Some options the Board may consider include changes in start and end times, or a change in the order in which schools start.”
Dielmann said the board has a lot of options on the table, so a decision is not likely to be made until their first meeting in January. Some of the options presented include major reductions in bus runs at all levels in order to save money and provide transportation for the Fifth Grade Center. However, those options may include safety and logistical issues which take them out of consideration.
Editors note: an earlier version of this article incorrectly characterized the changes students would see in bus transportation next year. A corrected version appears above.