As a reminder, Rio Rancho Public Schools has changed school schedules for the week of February 6. The next bus rider count is on Wednesday, February 8. To accurately account for transportation numbers on a typical instructional day, Rio Rancho Public Schools has made the following changes for all students in grades Pre-K through 12 in our district.
Wednesday, Feb. 8: Same schedule as Tuesday; No early dismissal (Classes will be in session for Shining Stars Preschool)
Thursday, Feb. 9: Regular school schedule
Friday, Feb. 10: Early dismissal Wednesday schedule (No classes for Pre-K)
*Note: The above schedule changes do NOT apply to Puesta del Sol Elementary School, Colinas del Norte Elementary School, Ernest Stapleton Elementary School or the Montessori Pre-K program at Sandia Vista Elementary School.
For details on the regular school dismissal times, visit our website at: https://www.rrps.net/page/rrps...
Every year, the New Mexico Public Education Department requires all districts to take a count of bus riders at specified intervals (80th and 120th day) in order for the state to allocate funding based on district needs and student use of our transportation services. What we have found is that bus rider counts typically fall on Wednesdays every year. Consequently, due to the early release schedule and not having Shining Stars Preschool students in attendance, we lose a significant number of bus riders in our count which negatively impacts our transportation funding. We are hopeful that this temporary change will more accurately reflect our bus rider counts.
While we understand that this schedule change might present a challenge for some families, we feel it is ultimately necessary to ensure we secure an accurate count of bus riders so we may receive proper transportation funding. We appreciate your patience and continued partnership as we make this temporary schedule change.
Rio Rancho Public Schools