ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — There are some big changes for the stateline’s biggest school district.
Rockford Public School District (RPS) 205 said that some schools will be shifting schedules since they could not find enough bus drivers to start the year.
Superintendent Dr. Ehren Harrett told parents that a contracted bus company promised the district more than 50 extra bus drivers to support an extended school day at certain buildings. There will likely only be 15 extra drivers when school starts next week.
The district’s transportation department will send out updated bus schedules on Monday. The first day of school for RPS is next Thursday, August 31.