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Important updates regarding activities transportation

Dear parents/guardians,

As you may be aware, there is a nationwide shortage of bus drivers. Anoka-Hennepin transportation has been working around the clock to ensure that bus routes to and from school and activities are covered. While we are making progress adding drivers to address the shortage, we anticipate that there will continue to be issues during the winter athletic season.

Safety is our priority. Anoka-Hennepin is committed to keeping planned athletic and activity events this season. The main goal is for student-athletes to continue to compete despite the driver shortage and transportation issues.

When determining routes for athletics and activities, Anoka-Hennepin considers a variety of factors and locations to determine priority routes. This model requires constant change and adjustment.

In anticipation of a continued driver shortage, you may be asked to consider alternate plans for your child, such as carpooling, or driving your child to events when necessary.

Anoka-Hennepin Schools is not alone in this shortage. School districts across the country are canceling bus routes because of the severe bus driver shortage. We know that this causes frustration and hardships for families.

Please contact the activities office at school with questions. This is not an issue your coach is able to remedy.

One solution other districts are trying is to have parents become licensed drivers and get paid to drive their team to events. If you are interested in this or know someone who might be interested, please contact the transportation department at 763-506-1125.

Thank you for your patience as we work through this labor shortage.