The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Joplin Metro

August 14, 2012

Bus routes change, staggered starts remain for Joplin schools

JOPLIN, Mo. — This year’s bus routes have been modified from last year’s for Joplin Schools.

Bus schedules for the different schools can be found under the “Parents” tab on the upper righthand side of the district’s home page,

People with questions about the bus routes may call 417-625-5300. The district will provide elementary students wristbands with bus numbers and other details they need to know written on them.

The district will use the same staggered start times as last year, with elementary schools beginning their days at 7:45 a.m. and ending them at 2:45 p.m. The ninth- and 10th-grade students’ day will start at 8:15 a.m. and end at 3:15 p.m. Middle schools, Franklin Technology Center and the 11th- and 12th-grade center will begin the day at 8:30 a.m. and end it at 3:30 p.m.

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