Avon Public Schools
34 Simsbury Road  Avon, CT 06001
Phone: (860)404-4700   Fax: (860)404-4704
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34 Simsbury Road
Avon, CT 06001
Phone: (860)404-4700
Fax: (860)404-4704
Office Email
School Hours
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2014-2015 Bus Route Information (District)

Click HERE to visit Specialty Transportation's website for the most up-to-date bus routes. Type in your house number and street name.  Do not include the designation of Street, Drive, Avenue, Lane, etc when entering your address.  If you experience any problems bringing up you...  [read more]

School Hours (District)

Regular School Hours -- Avon High & Avon Middle – 7:40am to 2:15pm; Thompson Brook – 8:20am to 2:55pm; Pine Grove & Roaring Brook – 8:50am to 3:25pm.  For a full listing of delayed and early dismissal times as well as office hours, click here

2014-2015 Budget Approved (District)

OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS Avon Public Schools 34 SIMSBURY ROAD AVON, CONNECTICUT 06001 TEL: (860) 404-4700 gmala@avon.k12.ct.us   Gary S. Mala        &n...  [read more]

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) (District)

Click here to learn more about the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC) including upcoming testing dates.  Additional information can also be found at CT State Dept of Education.&nbs...  [read more]

Collective Bargaining (District)

To access Collective Bargaining information, click here.  

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Special Message regarding Buses

August 28, 2014

  

Dear Parents, Staff and Concerned Citizens:

I am again pleased to have this opportunity to communicate with you after realizing a great opening to a new school year. I hope that your children enjoyed their first day back to school.

The purpose of my communication is to acknowledge the transportation issues some of you may have experienced today. As we all know, the first days of any new school year are sometimes fraught with operational issues, particularly with transportation. 

Knowing that we all have high expectations for services, I have discussed the situation personally with the owners of Specialty Transportation a short while ago. They have vowed to provide immediate solutions to better manage the challenges encountered today. Unfortunately, no one can guarantee that all issues will be addressed in time for tomorrow’s runs but the company has committed to trying.

Specifically, we are aware of the following: 

  1. The telephone line to Specialty Transportation had a voice mail system that did not accept any messages stating that the system was full. 
  2. Some students were at designated bus stops at which no bus arrived this morning. 
  3. There were extended periods of delays causing parents to drive their children to schools. 
  4. There were continued reported problems with accessing the bus routes via the electronic system used by Specialty Transportation. 

In response to these issues, Specialty Transportation plans on implementing the following steps to limit and/or ameliorate the issues: 

  1. Additional phone lines have been added should you need to speak to a representative of the transportation provider. No voice mail will be used as we have requested that an employee of their company communicate directly with callers. 
  2. Routes will again be reviewed with all drivers to be sure that all stops are included. 
  3. Some routes will be adjusted to accommodate the need for more efficiency. Adjusted routes will be posted immediately. 
  4. Additional buses will be added to the elementary tier of service beginning tomorrow. 
  5. The electronic communication system used to review routes will again be tested for accessibility.

Specialty Transportation may be contacted directly at (860) 999-4192, (860) 471-5981 and (860) 470-7200. The bus routes continue to be available at http://www.transfinderi.com?cid=STI4DVDGA581 or by clicking on the hyperlink posted on the district homepage www.avon.k12.ct.us.

District staff will continue to meet with representatives from Specialty daily until all issues have been satisfactorily addressed.

If you continue to experience difficulty with either reaching a representative of Specialty Transportation or you have a unique situation that needs further examination, please feel free to contact John Spang, Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations. He may be reached at (860) 404-4700 or at jspang@avon.k12.ct.us.

I look forward to communicating with you again very soon.

Very truly yours,

Gary

Gary S. Mala

Superintendent of Schools

Avon Public Schools

gmala@avon.k12.ct.us

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