Please see below for a letter from Kevin M. Coster, Superintendent of Schools, William Floyd School District, regarding the latest transportation update. (A pdf version of that letter can be viewed by clicking here.)
Dear William Floyd community:
The district’s new provider, First Student, has informed me that large buses will be ready to roll on Monday, September 17. They have been working diligently over the past several days to get all of the drivers certified and buses ready as quickly as possible. Dry runs are also set to begin within the next few days. Please note that there will be no large bus transportation for the remainder of this week, Wednesday, September 12 through Friday, September 14. Additionally, the drop-off and pick-up procedures currently in place for each school and available on the district website will continue for the next three days.
I wanted to take a brief moment to thank the entire William Floyd community for coming together during this time and pitching in whether it be carpooling with neighbors, being patient during the extra time it took to drop off and pick up your children or in any variety of ways.
I know this situation has not been ideal, but in true William Floyd fashion, our community came together despite the circumstances.
The staff at each building did a great job welcoming nearly 9,000 students without large busing and continued to refine their specific drop-off and pick-up procedures.
I would also like to thank Suffolk County Legislator Rudy Sunderman and the Suffolk County Police Department 7th Precinct for all of their efforts and assistance during this time.
Thank you all once again for coming together during this time as only the William Floyd community can.
Kevin M. Coster
Superintendent of Schools