Because IDEA families have asked for help making sure their students can make it safely home after school each day, on November 7 we were excited to launch the pilot of our Safe Passage bus. The bus is available throughout November to take students from IDEA to the Deanwood Metro Station, the Benning Road Metro Station, and the Minnesota Avenue Metro Station. The bus makes at least three loops, departing just after dismissal, following afterschool tutoring, and after sports practice. So far students have been eager to ride the bus and feel reassured by our commitment to their safety. In addition to the bus driver, an IDEA staff person rides the bus at all times to accompany students.
If you have any questions about the Safe Passage bus, please contact Mr. Rydstrom.