In a decision officially made on Tuesday, the Keystone Oaks School District will again provide activity buses for students involved in after-school activities.
According to a release issued by the school district, the 4 p.m. bus, which typically serves students who participate in the district's after-school tutoring program, and students who participate in clubs and activities, will resume on Tuesday, Oct. 30. It will run every Tuesday and Thursday for the rest of the school year.
The 5:15 p.m. bus, which is generally used by students who participate in team sports, will begin again on Monday, Nov. 19 in conjunction with the start of the winter sports season. It will run every Monday through Thursday for the remainder of the school year.
The school board voted earlier this year to do away with activity buses in the 2012-13 school year, a cost-saving measure that was included in the budget. The board reconsidered its decision after parents raised concerns at the August school board meeting. Eliminating the two buses would have resulted in a $50,000 savings for the school district, according to school officials.